Janet Bell and Michael Bell met at Cornell University as college undergraduates. In 1982, Janet graduated from the College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and, a year later, Michael graduated from the same college with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. The two went on to work with companies like Florida Power & Light and Johnson & Johnson.
Together Janet and Michael Bell founded Educational Development Associates, Inc. (EDA) in 1985. EDA offers several research-based, results-based supplemental products and services to schools to boost student performance and achievement across the state of Florida and, now, the nation. EDA has helped more than 400, 000 students and over 400 schools dramatically improve classroom instruction and learning. The company has been recognized by the Florida Department of Education and the Council for Educational Change as well as several publications for its excellence.
The Bells have resided in Weston, Florida for the last 25 years. Between Michael and Janet, they have served as CAAAN ambassadors, hosted a Cornell Women’s Network Event, and attended many Club functions over the years. Janet Bell was also selected to participate on the President’s Council of Cornell Women. They are the parents of three daughters, Micah (B.S. ’10, J.D. ’15), Monet (B.S. ’14), and Janae (a freshman at Harvard University).