Area 7

Ernie Bell

Ernie Bell – Area 7

Current Trustee Areas

Ernie Bell retired in 2019 as Superintendent of the Sierra Sands Unified School District, located in Ridgecrest, California. Mr. Bell had a distinguished 35-year career with the Sierra Sands Unified School District, the same district he attended as a student. A native of Ridgecrest, Mr. Bell served as a teacher, coach, principal and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources prior to becoming Superintendent in 2014.

He is a graduate of UC Davis and California State University, Bakersfield.

Mr. Bell and his family have all remained in Ridgecrest and are involved in numerous community activities aimed at enhancing the quality of life for those who reside in Eastern Kern County.