Meet the Staff

Yolanda M. Bell


Yolanda Bell, co- owner and center director is in charge of day to day operations, leadership, and management across the full scope of AE relationships. Before moving into this position she taught grade levels ranging from Pre-K through 3rd grade.

Mrs. Bell comes with over 26 years of teaching experience. She holds a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from “Thee”  Jackson State University and a M.S. and Ed. S in Elementary Education from Mississippi College in Clinton, Ms.

She was recently named Teacher of the Year 2021- 2022 at Bolton Edwards Elem. Middle School. She was also named the 2021- 2022 Hinds County School District Teacher of the Year 2021-2022.

She is a National Board Certified Teacher which is recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certifications.

If you are interested in joining the A/E family please feel free to contact us via phone or email.

Mrs. Bell I want want to say thank you for everything that you have done for my darling spoiled little girl. Londyn went into pre k crying everyday, scared to talk and mingle with other kids. Mrs. Bell quickly got her out of her shell. She’s so excited about learning.  She’s bossy and very vocal with her peers. She went from being shy to speaking, dancing and singing in front of people. Thank you so much Mrs. Bell. We love you!!!!!! ♥

Charmel Mitchell


My daughter had the priviledge of having Mrs. Bell as her Pre-K teacher during the 2021-2022 school year. Her literacy skills grew exponentially based on her M-KAS scores from the beginning of the school year to her final score of 821 in April 2022.

In addition to her academic growth, my daughter’s social interactions were fostered due to the intentional activities that Mrs. Bell offered her students. We wish that she would serve as her kindergarten teacher! She is one of the best who truly understands teaching the whole-child!

Tierra Flowers