New Math Rookie At BHS


Mrs. Harrell

Left to Right- Dylan Harrell, Mrs. Cindy Harrell, and Mr. Ron Harrell

Jimmy Williams, Senior Reporter

For the month of May, we would like to introduce Mrs. Cindy Harrell, who is one of Bainbridge High School’s newest additions of the 2022-2023 school year. Mrs. Cindy Harrell, who was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, is Mr. Ron Harrell’s wife and Dylan Harrell’s mother. She is the youngest of three children, with two older brothers, Mr. Johnny Morrison and Mr. Dot Morrison. Mrs. Harrell is a BHS alumna who graduated in 1993 and is now one of the school’s newcomers, teaching Foundations of Algebra I and Algebra I. Her favorite aspect of her job is the students she teaches. She became a teacher because she enjoyed assisting others in learning. She began her career by attending Bainbridge College, followed by Thomas University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Math Education.


Regarding her strengths as a teacher, she states, “My personal teaching strength is building relationships with my students.  I truly enjoy watching them learn and mature from the time they are with me until the year is over.  It is very fulfilling to see the personal and academic growth of my former students from BMS here at BHS. I have found once my students realize I care about them and their success it creates a classroom atmosphere which is more like a family where we all are working together for the same goal. My job is to teach the students the standards, but it is also to assist in their growth as an individual with goals of their own.  I enjoy encouraging them and helping them to see success in their growth.” She follows up with her weakness, “I struggle with organization and sometimes I think I allow the students too many chances.” Her preferred method of communicating with her parents is via email. To run her classroom on a daily basis, she prefers a structured class. She always wants her students to feel comfortable asking questions and making mistakes, because it is through making mistakes that they begin to learn and see their potential growth. 


She previously worked at Bainbridge Middle School from 2010 to 2022, and she began working at Bainbridge High School this school year, 2022-2023. She hopes that in five years, she will still be able to help students see their ability to succeed and achieve their goals. She also hopes to travel more in the coming years. When she was a student in Decatur County Schools, she had a couple of teachers who helped her get to where she is now. She feels she received a very good education from all of her teachers.  Mrs. Susan Moseley taught her second and sixth grades at Elcan-King, and she believes she had a positive academic and personal impact on her. Mrs. Harrell recalls Mrs. Hodges from 4th grade at Elcan-King telling her to stay “calm, cool, and collected” when she sent her off to take their tests, and how that message has stayed with her throughout her adult life.  Mrs. Cindy Harrell is a very passionate educator, and when she teaches, she feels as if she is doing the work that God has planned for her. Her favortie quote is “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push-a smile, a word of optimism and hope, and ‘you can do it!” by Rich DeVos.


BHS Golden Graffiti would like to congratulate Mrs. Cindy Harrell on being selected as our May New Staff Member Spotlight. Mrs. Cindy Harrell, congratulations on a new beginning and many more years here at Bainbridge High School, and welcome to the Bearcat family.