Dr. Brian Bell retired from public education in July of 2020. He had served as the

Director of Alcoa City Schools for 9 years. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director of Schools in the Blount County School System. He started his teaching career in Salt Lake City, Utah and moved to East Tennessee in 1990 where he taught at William Blount High School and Heritage High School.

He has a Doctorate of Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, a Master’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, and an Associate Degree from the College of Eastern Utah. For the past thirteen years, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Carter Moyers School of Education at Lincoln Memorial University. Starting in August of 2020, he became an Associate Professor of Education. He is a native of Price, Utah. He is married to Dr. Julie Bell, who is a Health Science teacher at Alcoa High School. He has two children, Taylor (28) and Justus (26), and two stepchildren, Sarah (28), and Nic (26).

In his decision to join Lewis Group Architects, Bell said, “After working with LGA in Blount County on Carpenters Elementary and Union Grove Elementary, then working with them on the design and construction of Alcoa High School, I was always impressed by their passion for detail and the amount of time they spent communicating with us, making sure that we were getting the facility that we wanted. But more than anything else, their integrity in all that they do inspired me to come to work for LGA.”

We are thrilled to have Dr. Bell’s wealth of knowledge, experience, and warmth join the LGA Family and we look forward to discovering new horizons together!