Shakespeare Week is upon us, and who better to talk with us than the man who directed 35 plays.

Mr. Bell has been visiting campus twice a week for the past two months as he begins to pen the history of Powhatan through a personal memoir. We caught up with him this afternoon to gather a few thoughts on this major milestone in the Powhatan community:

Mr. Bell began his teaching career at Powhatan in 1973, and began directing the Shakespeare play in 1982 with the production of The Tempest. Over three decades of passion and enthusiasm for Shakespeare that has impacted hundreds of students, has put Mr. Bell in a category that makes his name synonymous with Shakespeare at Powhatan School, matched only by his beloved predecessor and founder of Powhatan’s Shakespeare productions, former Headmaster Mr. Donald Niemann. He retired from teaching in 2016.