Bellshire Design Center

Bellshire Eagles SOAR!

Bellshire Eagles SOAR!

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Hunters Lane Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Dr. Donald Black   Principal

Dr. Donald Black

Welcome to Bellshire Elementary Design Center. I am honored and privileged to be serving as your principal. Bellshire serves more than 400 students in pre-kindergarten through 4th grade.

The Bellshire team is committed to working with you this year as we together support your child’s education. The staff and administration at Bellshire are your partners in this important work, and we hope that you will communicate regularly with your child’s teacher and attend meetings and activities at the school.

The most important thing you can do to help your child be successful is to read together every night. Ask questions, build curiosity and help your child develop the love of literacy. Most of all, enjoy these quiet times with your child as we work together to prepare them for a successful future. With your help, Bellshire will continue to be a safe, nurturing and challenging school community.


Contact Information

1128 Bell Grimes Lane
Nashville, TN 37207 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dr. Donald Black
Assistant Principal: Dr. Milton Nettles
Family Involvement Specialist: Wayne Simpson
Secretary/Bookkeeper: Shawntara Robinson
School Counselor: Katundra Maddox
Secretary: Sharon Knight
Literacy Teacher Development Specialist: Regina Sudderth
School Board Representative: Dr. Sharon Gentry




School Description

Bellshire Design Center’s excellent teaching staff and support personnel work to ensure that every child succeeds. Our goal is to support and encourage each child in achieving his/her potential by instilling in them an intrinsic sense of self-worth, curiosity and love of learning. 

We do this by having high expectations, building positive relationships and providing academic rigor. In addition to our core curriculum, we also offer the Encore program for gifted and talented students, as well as a range of related arts offerings, including physical education, art, computer, music, library and Second Step.

Our school is fortunate to have wonderful support from our parents and community. The school boasts an active PTO and numerous PENCIL partners, which work directly with our school to help our students succeed.

School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Kindergarten - 4th Grade)
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Pre-K)

A Typical Day at School

  • Morning Meeting

  • Literacy Block

  • Math Block

  • 30-minute lunch

  • 20-minute recess

  • 60 minutes of related arts

  • Personalized Learning



School Details & Links


Bellshire Design Center follows the district’s Standard School Attire Policy.

Tops: Any color, collared shirt

Bottoms: Black, navy or khaki pants, shorts, skorts or jumpers.

For additional information and guidelines, please see the Bellshire Design Center Dress Code Policy.


  • Parent Teacher Organization

  • Before and aftercare
    YMCA Fun Company, 615-259-3418
    Chris White's Extreme Martial Arts, 615-612-4328

  • Family Resource Center

  • Food Bank

  • English Language classes

  • Clothing Closet

  • Parent training classes

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs

  • Eagles Running Club

  • Girl Scouts

  • Girls Inc.

  • Boy Scouts

  • Girls on the Run

PENCIL Partners: 

  • Bellshire Assembly of God Church

  • Horace Mann Insurance

  • Northside Baptist Church

  • Skyline Medical Center

Community Partners:

  • Bellshire Ministries

  • Bellshire United Methodist Church

  • Dickerson Road Baptist Church

  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church

  • The Victory Church of Nashville