May 13, 2024

TGR Foundation appoints Gyla Bell senior executive director TGR Learning Lab Anaheim

TGR Foundation has announced the appointment of Gyla Bell as the senior executive director, TGR Learning Lab Anaheim. Bell, an experienced educational leader with a proven track record of delivering STEAM education programs to youth, will leverage her deep community relationships and expertise to drive impact at the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA.  

This new leadership role is an important position for TGR Foundation as it continues to expand its impact on youth through the TGR Learning Lab. Since opening its doors in 2006, the flagship TGR Learning Lab Anaheim has served nearly 200,000 students, fostering educational impact, growth and personal development to youth from under-resourced communities. Over the next two years, the TGR Learning Lab will build on this impact, expanding its programs focused on STEAM educational enrichment, health and well-being, and career and college readiness through new facilities in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

As Senior Executive Director, Bell will lead the daily operations, programs and overall impact delivered through the TGR Learning Lab Anaheim to the local community. In addition to leading the year-round programming and team members at the Anaheim campus, she will extend her reach by supporting the piloting and implementation of new program models that will be incorporated at new Learning Lab locations. She will leverage her years of program expertise in STEAM education by overseeing the TGR Learning Lab satellites currently operating in Philadelphia, South Florida and the Marine Corps Base in Quantico. Also, Bell will work across departments, driving outreach, partnerships and fundraising with the local community.  

Since joining TGR Foundation in 2005, Bell has played a pivotal role in developing the programs and curriculum used daily at the Learning Labs. She has been a constant and driving force of inspiration and impact on the students and communities served. A alumna of the Anaheim Union High School District, Bell began her career in education as a teacher at Betsy Ross Elementary in Anaheim and worked for the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota before undertaking various positions at the TGR Learning Lab Anaheim over the past 19 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree and teaching credential from the University of California, Riverside along with a master’s degree in education from California State University, Fullerton.  


TGR Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Tiger Woods that provides opportunities for youth from under-resourced communities to learn, grow and prepare for their futures. With a vision to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless, TGR Foundation’s mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through access to innovative education programs and inspiring TGR Learning Labs. To learn more about its educational impact, programs and expansion, join the monthly Champions e-newsletter