Welcome to The Darlington Podcast, a production of Darlington School. Join us each week as we take a quick look inside and outside our classrooms and connect with students, teachers, alumni and more. Find out how we help our community develop their interests, passions and pursuits , because we believe every individual has something to contribute.
Founded in 1905, Darlington School is an independent day and boarding school in Rome, Georgia that serves students in grades pre-K to 12 with boarding available in grades 9-12.
The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the Communication, Advancement and I.T. teams.
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Student Body President Commencement Address
Welcome to Episode 59 of The Darlington Podcast!
In the second of three special Commencement episodes, listen to https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Today/Details/5853257 (William Feng ('22)), student body president, give his Commencement address on May 14. Following an introduction from Head of School Brent Bell, Feng reflects on his Darlington experience and shares words of encouragement with his classmates. He notes the unique challenges that he and his classmates faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares the belief that it has made them more resilient and prepared to face life's future challenges.
At Commencement, Feng was named valedictorian and winner of the Darlington Medal for General Excellence. In the fall, he will attend Duke University.
https://www.darlingtonschool.org/5957339 (Click here for complete show notes >>)
Class of 2022 Commencement Address
Welcome to Episode 58 of The Darlington Podcast!
In the first of three special Commencement episodes, listen to https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Today/Details/5884282 (Gretchen Corbin), president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery and Darlington trustee, give her Commencement address on May 14. Following an introduction from her daughter, Elsa Quay ('22), Corbin shares special insights and memories from the Class of 2022's time at Darlington. She also leaves graduating seniors with three valuable pieces of advice as they step into their next chapter of life.
https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Today/Details/5954743 (Click here for complete show notes >>)
Reflecting on the Class of 2022
Welcome to Episode 57 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell reflects on the Class of 2022 with Upper School Director Chad Woods, Associate Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer and Student Body President William Feng ('22). They discuss the senior class's academic, athletic and artistic achievements, as well as some of their most memorable moments as Darlington students.
https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Today/Details/5948394 (Click here for complete show notes >>)
Teacher Appreciation Week
Welcome to Episode 56 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with six students representing the Upper School and Pre-K to 8 divisions about their reflections on the importance of Teacher Appreciation Week and the impact that Darlington teachers have made on their lives. Maddie is joined by Upper School students Anaya Desai ('23), Olivia Laughridge ('23) and Kayo Lufadeju ('24) and Pre-K to 8 students Kaya Nadu ('26), Madison Paxten ('29) and Whit Watters ('28).
https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Today/Details/5940100 (Click here for complete show notes >>)
A Look At Skills-Based Curriculum in Grades 3-5
Welcome to Episode 55 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with third-grade literacy and science teacher Jamie Massey and fourth-grade literacy and science teacher Dr. Michael Natarella, who also teaches a fifth grade science class. They discuss the benefits of Darlington's skills-based curriculum for students in these grade levels, particularly as it relates to several of their annual projects such as the Third Grade Wax Museum and the Fourth Grade Invention Convention.
https://darlingtonschool.org/Today/Details/5927978 (Click here for complete show notes >>)
Reflecting on Leadership Darlington
Welcome to Episode 54 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, chats with Charlotte Baker ('02, LD '22), Gaines Dempsey ('94, LD '22) and Katy (Hatch) Hollingsworth ('93, LD '22) about their experience as recent members of the Leadership Darlington Class of 2022. They reflect on what they learned about the school, how they plan to give back and provide insight for those who might be interested in the Leadership Darlington program.
https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Today/Details/5920527 (Click here for complete show notes >>)