An inspiration to a generation of teachers, Mattye Gentry Stell was the former principal
of Brownsville Junior High and Cummings Junior High. In the Fall of 1957, Brownsville opened two junior high schools with identical floor plans. One was named Faulk and the other was named Mattye Gentry Stell Junior High School. More than 40 years later, Ms. Stell's devotion to education remains recognized in the school that bears her name.