Mrs. Esther Bell is currently a 4th grade teacher at North Rock Creek School, north of Shawnee, OK. She has taught for 17 years. Prior to becoming a classroom teacher, she worked as a Title VII assistant for four years. Mrs. Bell has served as president and treasurer of North Rock Creek Professional Oklahoma Educators and also served as POE state president for two terms, from 2009-2011. In 2010, she was appointed as a member of the Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education by President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee. The Council makes recommendations to the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction on educational matters affecting the education of Native American students.