Sangeeta Bella is currently the Principal at Inter-district Discovery Magnet School in Bridgeport, CT. Sangeeta Bella was an achievement-oriented educator at Newfield Primary School in Bridgeport, first-grade inclusion teacher when she received the Milken Award. She promoted literacy and student achievement to foster successful citizens for the 21st century. Under her leadership, students' independent and recreational reading increased, students worked collaboratively, and they were involved in activities that encourage them to be problem solvers and independent thinkers. Mrs. Bella co-wrote a mini-grant which provided funding for students to write fiction and nonfiction books. She has served as an elected Commissioner for the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and co-presented a workshop on inclusion classrooms at the 119th annual conference held by the NEASC in Boston, Mass.