Continuing a Legacy
When Amy Bell was a freshman at Mayfield High School, she was around her English teacher almost 24-hours a day. Her teacher was her mother.
Amy, 24, now continues her mother’s legacy, teaching freshman English in the same classroom Kay Bell, 57, used for 35 years.
“I passed on the torch to Amy,” Kay said. “I just hope she doesn’t burn herself.”
Like her mother, Amy is a popular teacher. She can’t go anywhere in the school without students yelling out “Ms. Bell, Ms. Bell” or running up to gossip. She’s always surrounded by a fan club.
“I am like a mother figure to these kids,” she said. “I am the only teacher in the building who sees every single freshman each day.”
Whether it’s contributing to school spirit, helping coach the girls basketball team, or studying to get her masters degree in administration, Amy is always busy.
“I just love and really care about the kids,” she said. “If I could be half the teacher my mom was, I’d be set.”