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Beth Heinen Bell

Beth Heinen Bell
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Beth Heinen Bell is associate editor, reporter and copy editor. She is an award-winning journalist who got her professional start as the education reporter for the Grand Haven Tribune. A Calvin University graduate and proud former Chimes editor, she later returned to Calvin to help manage its national writing festival. Beth has also written for The Grand Rapids Press and several West Michigan businesses and nonprofits. She is fascinated by the nuances of language, loves to travel and has strong feelings about the Oxford comma. Read Beth's full bio

A decade in, teaching is still all about relationships

The world of education has changed significantly in the past decade; no one knows that better than the educators who have seen it firsthand, like middle-school teacher Courtney Gritter. 

‘My kids are counting on me’

In conjunction with SNN’s first decade of education reporting, we sat down with teacher Amber Powell to talk about her first 10 years in education: the changes she’s seen, the new perspectives she’s gained and the dreams she has for the future.
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