Our Principal

Mrs. Lorene Bell

Phone: 252-566-4036


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lorene Bell

Mrs. Lorene Bell began her educational career in the Lenoir County Public Schools District as a third grade teacher at Banks Elementary. After leaving the classroom, she served as an Assistant Principal at Rochelle Middle School. This year marks her third year as principal of La Grange Elementary and sixth as an elementary building principal.

Her educational experiences have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. Her educational philosophy is based on her 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. All of which, the Lenoir County Public School District possess. 

Mrs. Bell received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Elizabeth City State University. She returned to East Carolina University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. After many years of teaching, she pursued an Administrative Degree from East Carolina University.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to continue reaching, teaching, and inspiring all students at La Grange Elementary," Mrs. Bell said. "My passion for education involves providing an exciting, rigorous, safe learning environment for all students. My commitment to building positive relationships and leading by example goes hand in hand while exuding Wildcat Pride!