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Jennifer Collins
Content Manager, Communications

Jennifer has served as content manager in Darlington's Communication Office since 2016. She holds a B.S. from Shorter College and multiple certifications, including HubSpot's Inbound Marketing Certification and the Southeast Tourism Society's Tourism Marketing Professional Certification. Jennifer has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations, serving most recently as inbound marketing manager at SAI Digital. She is a member of the Downtown Development Authority Promotions Committee and a graduate of Leadership Rome.

Get to Know: Frances Sanders

9/1/2017 10:26:00 AM, 604 views

Playful, entertaining, and absolutely informative, our new “Get to Know” series allows the personalities of the faculty and staff who make up the Darlington Community to shine.


Frances Sanders has been on the custodial staff at Darlington for many years. Find out just how long she has been bringing smiles to students, faculty, staff, and parents and get to know something about Frances that just might surprise you.

 


How long have you worked at Darlington?

I’ve been on the custodial staff at Darlington for 30 years.


Where did you grow up?

Centre, Ala.


Tell us a little about your family...

I was raised on a farm in Alabama. My family picked cotton and had a huge vegetable garden. I remember my daddy plowing the field with a mule and for some reason I remember that my mother liked to braid the tails of the horses. I have one son, Toby Lashaun Leek.


Why did you choose Darlington?

My sister-in-law, Marie Williams, did housework for Mr. Moss. She helped me get a job here. I’ve worked all over campus, even the lower school when it was across town.


What music is playing in your car?

I love gospel music.


Who was your favorite teacher (and why)?

My cosmetology teacher, Mrs. Ardell, was my favorite teacher. She taught me a lot about life.

 

My favorite movie is…

“Twilight”


My favorite trip was…

Washington, D.C.


If you could travel anywhere it would be?

Jerusalem


Beach or mountains?

I love the mountains.


The last book I read for fun was…

“The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan

 

My hobby is…

I used to love playing volleyball.


Cats or dogs?

Dogs. I have two.


When I want to crush karaoke, my song is…

“I Get Joy”


My favorite saying is…

“Live your life.”


What I like most about Darlington is…

The students (especially the girls in Cooper House!) I love being around the students because I get to learn about their lives and their culture. I like to see and learn about the opportunities that they have now that haven’t always been available. My advice for all of the students at Darlington is to keep on dreaming.




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Chris Allen
9/3/2017
1:12 PM
Ms. Frances is the best!! She has become part of our family throughout the years. We love you, Ms. Frances!!
Tannika Wester
9/1/2017
11:32 AM
Frances is one of my favorite Darlington Tigers! Thanks for brightening our days and for working so hard. We love you!
Denise Evans
9/1/2017
11:29 AM
I love Frances. She has always been such a happy and positive person and brightens my day to see her in the halls of Darlington. Congratulations on 30 years of dedicated service, Frances!
Andy Duncan
9/1/2017
11:23 AM
I am delighted to read more about Mrs. Frances. I had the honor of meeting her during move in and was very happy to see her at the Bash Before the Bell this year. Keep on smiling.
Marcus Holmes
9/1/2017
10:52 AM
Always enjoy talking to Ms. Frances about the growth she has seen at Darlington through the years! I appreciate Frances for asking about my daughters on a daily basis. She is a wonderful and positive presence in our community.

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