Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate: Rider University, B.A. Major Political Science Graduate: Rider University, Graduate Teacher Certification Program

Mr. Darren C. Chell

Please refer to Google Classroom for specific classroom activities and assignments.  Please refer to Power School for up-to-date student grades.  

Social Studies.  For School Year 2022 / 2023 I will be teaching United States History II B and Honors GALRE.   Both classes are exciting platforms to explore our past, present and future social, economic and political events.   

My journey in education started as a student.  I have always admired education and the numerous teachers, coaches and other members of the educational system who have helped me along the way.   Education is a life-long process, and I hope to help students with their journey by offering a positive and lasting experience.  I did not major in education during my undergraduate college experience at Rider University.  I studied Political Science / Pre-Law with exposure to sociology, economics and business.  My original plan was to attend law school.  After graduation, I completed the LSAT exam and was admitted into law school.  I deferred admission and decided to forge ahead with work for a variety of reasons.  This journey in work took me into the private and public sector for a few years.  However, the desire to work in education was always present.  I then entered the Graduate Teacher Certification Program at Rider University.  This is an accelerated program offered to professionals with non-educational undergraduate degrees who are looking to enter the field of teaching.  As the saying goes, the rest is history.  After completing this program, I bounced around for about 1 year in education before landing at Nottingham 25 years ago.  It has been a wonderful experience working here with our students and staff, and I look forward to the years to come.  I am fortunate to experience life with a wonderful network of friends and family, including my wife Danielle and my two daughters, Kennedy (age 12) and Savana (age 10).