ELA-8 Tiger PRIDE (Parents Rallying in the Interest of Darlington Education) is dedicated to promoting volunteerism among parents in support of our school by engaging in activities focused on the enrichment of all students, faculty and staff of the Early Learning Academy through grade 8.
Funds received through membership and fundraising directly benefit the classroom, students and school community by providing support for classroom books, special interest speakers, field trips, plays and much more. The parents of Tiger PRIDE, in partnership with school leadership, seek to instill Service Beyond Self through community outreach programs and service learning initiatives. School spirit and a community atmosphere are maintained through tailgates, holiday celebrations and field day. Other major projects include Faculty Appreciation Week and the book fair.
Parent involvement is critical to the success of Darlington and will greatly enhance our students’ Darlington experience. Additionally, volunteering with Tiger PRIDE is a productive way to get to know faculty, other families and offer support for ELA-8 events.
While projects may vary from year to year, parents are encouraged to sign up during fall registration for one of our four committees (Service, Fundraising, Community or Enrichment) and attend monthly meetings to learn more about how to be involved. Meetings are held in the Yancey Library at Thatcher Hall the first Monday of each month at 12:00 P.M. Dates and times are listed in the school calendar.
For information on how to get involved, contact one of the officers below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
President – Carl Herring, email@example.com, 770-639-0504
Vice President – Terri Pierce, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-252-0066
Secretary – Wendy Lignell, email@example.com, 239-738-4243
Treasurer – Ashley Jennings, firstname.lastname@example.org, 205-567-5556
Chaplain – John Cowan, email@example.com, 706-232-8938
Faculty Representative – Hope Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org,