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Del. Dickie Bell to represent Virginia at regional education conference

dickie-bell2Del. Dickie Bell announced today that he has been chosen by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, Bill Howell, to represent the Commonwealth at the Southern Regional Education Board’s Annual Legislative Work Conference.  Additionally, Speaker Howell appointed him to the National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices Three Branch Institute on “Child Social and Emotional Well- Being.”

The Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Work Conference will take place in New Orleans, La.,June 22 through June 24.  Legislators from member states will gather to discuss education policy.  SREB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with 16 member states to improve public pre-K-12 and higher education.  Founded by the region’s governors and legislators in 1948, SREB was America’s first interstate compact for education. Today it is the only regional education compact that works directly with state leaders, schools and educators to improve teaching, learning and student achievement at every level of education.

Del. Bell represented the Commonwealth at the SREB Legislative Work Conference in 2010.

“I am thrilled that the Speaker has once again given me the opportunity to represent the Commonwealth at the SREB legislative work conference,” said Bell “I am confident that the exchange of ideas at this conference will be very beneficial to me as I continue to serve as a member of the Education committee and as Chairman of the Students and Early education subcommittee. Additionally, I’m hopeful it will help provide me with the tools needed to continue the fight for education reform in the Commonwealth. ”  Additionally, Delegate Bell was appointed to the National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices Three Branch Institute on “Child Social and Emotional Well-Being.”

This is a collaborative partnership between the Virginia Commission on Youth, the Virginia Department of Social Services, the Virginia Office of Comprehensive Services, and the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

“I am thankful that Speaker Howell saw fit to appoint me to this Institute,” said Bell. “This is an area that is of particular interest to me, and I am hopeful this service will better allow me to represent my district in Richmond.”

Bell currently serves on the State Executive Council for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families.  He has served on the State Executive Council since 2010.      Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Bell represents the 20th District, which includes Highland County, portions of Augusta and Nelson Counties, and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.  He is currently serving in his second term.

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