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BELL selects G. Leonard Starnes II to lead summer learning partnerships in Montgomery County

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Baltimore, MD - March 2, 2016 - BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) today announced the hiring of G. Leonard "Glenn" Starnes II as its Director of Program Operations in Montgomery County, Maryland. In his new role, he will lead BELL's collaboration with Montgomery County Schools and expand summer learning opportunities for at-risk students.

"Montgomery County and BELL share common values and goals for serving scholars and families with excellence, and that sets the partnership up for success," said Glenn. "I'm excited to collaborate with schools and create innovative summer learning opportunities for students who need them most."

Glenn brings deep experience in educational leadership and collaboration. Most recently, he served as the Coordinator for Extended Learning Programs in Baltimore City Public Schools, where he helped create the City Schools Learning Express program that served 641 first, second, and third graders at 11 schools. He has also served as an Assistant Principal in Duvall County Public Schools, Vice Principal and Interim Principal at Options Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., and in numerous roles at Richmond City Public Schools. He has led Career & Technical Education & Junior ROTC departments, facilitated a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, and served his alma mater, Virginia Union University, as Director of Student Activities and Leadership.

In addition to his new role at BELL, Glenn serves as an Adjunct Professor at Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus.

To his colleagues and students, Glenn is a "mover and shaker." He has been recognized as the Virginia Outstanding Business Teacher of the Year. A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., he has served on numerous board and committees including the Board of Directors for the Virginia Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda Foundation, and the New Generations Federal Credit Union, and as the State Treasurer for Learning Forward Virginia.

Glenn holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Secondary Education from Virginia Union University, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University. He is a native of Winston-Salem, NC, and is the eldest of three to Shawn Pauling Starnes.

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