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Owen Kinney

Science Department Chair, Upper School

Owen Kinney has taught Environmental Science, Robotics and Zoology at the Upper School since 1999. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Berry College and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Georgia. During his tenure at Darlington, he has been recognized with several teaching honors, including the Beachum, Awsumb, and Betts Master Teacher Awards. Kinney was also named a Toyota International Teacher in 2006, and in 2010 he received a Fulbright Award to study Education for Sustainable Development in Japanese schools. He and his wife, Rebekah, are the parents of current students Ian ('17), Elliot ('19) and Noah ('23).

AP Environmental Science
Robotics 2 Honors
College Education
B.S. Berry College
M.S. University of Georgia

Insect Expo

September 21, 2020
The fifth-graders were excited to present the 2020 Insect Expo in the Ledbetter Commons.

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BioBlitz Challenge

Upper School | Owen Kinney, April 21, 2020
As spring brings sunshine and blooms to our yards, many of us are rediscovering the wonders of biodiversity in Northwest Georgia. The BIOBLITZ CHALLENGE is a community-wide field assignment that encourages us to develop our STEAM skills, like species classification, scientific observation, and digital photography.

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Darlington robotics team makes it to the finals at State Competition

February 26, 2020
Darlington’s DarBots robotics team made it to the final round in the FIRST Tech Challenge state competition held at the Cobb Civic Center on February 21-22. 

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Owen Kinney Receives the First Tech Challenge Compass Award

Upper School | , January 27, 2020
The First Tech Challenge (FTC) Compass Award recognizes an adult coach or mentor who has given outstanding guidance and support to a robotics team throughout the year and demonstrates to the team what it means to be a gracious professional.

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Zoology Trip to the Golden Isles

January 21, 2020
Seniors from the Zoology classes finished their ornithology unit with a long weekend on the Georgia coast.

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Spend spring break in the Galápagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador

August 23, 2019
Darlington students, families, friends and alumni are invited to spend spring break in the Galápagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador with Science Department Chair Owen Kinney.

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Coffee EDU: Building LEGO EV3 Robots

July 19, 2019
Several teachers came to our Coffee EDU workshop to learn how to build and program a LEGO EV3 Robot.

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The Importance of Playtime in Learning

PK-8 | Rebekah Kinney, July 8, 2019
Our MakerChallenge camps provided engineering challenges and robot programming opportunities to our campers. After the camp wrapped up, I've reflected a bit on the importance of learning through play.

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1st Grade has a “Dino-mite” Time with Mr. Kinney

May 13, 2019
Mr. Kinney visited first grade today to help the students learn more about dinosaurs.

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Senior Ventures Program: Fostering Leadership, Innovation & Community Engagement

Upper School | Owen Kinney, February 5, 2019
Darlington School is delighted to announce an exciting program for our rising seniors. Senior Ventures is a bold plan, built on the belief that our senior class has the vision and the determination to accomplish great things. Our development committee of faculty and staff is seeking an inaugural cohort of 5-10 seniors to lead our student body with their commitment to community leadership.  

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