A lifelong educator, Tanisha S. Bell has championed student access and success in K-12, community college, and university settings. She served nearly 10 years in the Dallas Independent School District, in diverse roles such as Spanish Instructor at Browne Middle School, and Bilingual Community Liaison at Brashear Elementary School. Later, she transitioned to higher education, joining the University of North Texas at Dallas, initially as Academic Advisor, then Academic Counselor, in the Office of Academic Advising.
Tanisha currently serves as Program Coordinator, Bilingual Educators for Communities and Schools (BECAS), in the School of Education at the University of North Texas at Dallas. BECAS, a 5-year, $1.8 million, professional development grant awarded by the United States Department of Education, primarily provides support for undergraduate students pursuing Bilingual and ESL teacher certification at UNT Dallas, to ensure their readiness to meet the needs of diverse students.
Passionate about inspiring others to conquer their fear of public speaking, Tanisha also currently serves as Adjunct Communication Studies Professor at Mountain View College, in the Dallas County Community College District.
Tanisha earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Spanish from Louisiana State University, where she also pursued graduate studies in Speech Communication.