Darren Carollo is thrilled to join the Dallas Academy science department as high school biology, chemistry, and physics instructor. He is in his twenty-third year of teaching high school and began his education career as a seventh grade substitute teacher at McCullough Middle School in the Highland Park ISD. Darren is also the Chief Operating Officer of The World Classroom, Inc., a non-profit corporation devoted to providing global, project-based expeditions to students interested in changing the world. Darren is a member of NASA’s NEAT-Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers, the European High School Teacher’s program at CERN’s Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland and a former Senior Trainer for Intel Corporation's Teach to the Future Program. Darren received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from The University of Dallas in Irving, TX, teaching certification and education credentials from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) / STEM Engineering certificates in Aerospace, Architecture, Robotics and Design from the University of Texas at Tyler, and a MBA in International Finance from Texas A&M University. He lives in Dallas and is married with two children.
Darren shares that there are a multitude of advantages in working with young adults. The autonomous environment that education provides is stocked with a gold mine of talent of eager spirits willing to move mountains. The key to moving people forward and reaching their full potential is finding those souls with lots of heart willing to take risks and believe they can accomplish anything. If they dream it and believe it, it will happen…nothing is impossible! It all begins with the teacher in the classroom believing they themselves can accomplish anything and investing in their own ideas that they believe can become reality.