Nicole Bell grew up in Hunterdon County NJ and attended Rutgers University where she graduated with a Bachelor’d degree in History. Nicole received her Master’s in Special Education from Hunter College and is a certified teacher in Special Education and Social Studies in the State of New York. She worked in the NYC Public School system for five years as a Special Educator in all core classes, a Science teacher, and a Social Studies teacher. She served as a Science Department Team Leader, Special Education Pod Leader, and a Grade Team Leader. Before joining Charter Arts, Nicole worked as a Mental Health Worker in the IU and is certified in Pennsylvania as in both Special Education and Social Studies.