About the Principal

Phone: (313) 569-3800


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Edwynn Bell Jr.

Edwynn Bell joined Great Elementary School in 2014, following six years of service within the Houston Independent School District. His career began at Marcus Garvey Academy, where he was an Educational Technician. Before joining Detroit Public Schools Community District, Mr. Bell taught Middle School Math, and was a secondary administrator for the last five years.

Mr. Bell was born and raised on the eastside Detroit. He attended Detroit Public School District, graduating from Southeastern High School. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Detroit-Mercy in Elementary Education with a specialization in mathematics. This specialty area informs his leadership and teaching approach, as he views literacy as the foundation of academic progress. Mr. Bell earned his master’s degree in Math Education from Wayne State University and attained his Educational Administration Certificate from Grand Valley State University.

Mr. Bell is a very visible principal and he states the best part of his job is interacting with students and building positive relationships. His educational philosophy is based on his uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family.

During his free time, Mr. Bell enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family.