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John Cox

Thatcher Chair of English, Upper School

John, who has taught English at Darlington since 2000, was named Thatcher Chair of English in 2009 and chairman of the English department in 2017. He is also a college adviser, a member of the Moser House duty staff, and an assistant cross country and track and field coach. For his service to Darlington, John has received the following awards: Parents Association Award 2003, 2005; R.M. Yankee Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006; Brown Faculty Appreciation Award, 2005; Parents’ Choice Award, 2012; Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017; and Significant Contributions to the Darlington Community, 2014. He also had the honor of giving the Commencement speech in 2009. John holds a B.A. from Southeastern Massachusetts University and an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts. He and his wife, Sunny, have three children, Alex (’13), Jade (’16) and Samanda (’18).

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Courses
English 1 Honors
English 4
Teams
Boys Varsity Cross Country

Assistant Coach

Boys Varsity Track and Field

Assistant Coach

Girls Varsity Cross Country

Assistant Coach

Girls Varsity Track and Field

Assistant Coach

College Education
B.A. Southeastern Massachusetts University
M.A. University of Massachusetts

Outstanding students, faculty recognized at Honors Day, Commencement

May 18, 2018
Upper School students and faculty were recognized at Honors Day on May 18 in Morris Chapel and at Commencement on May 19.

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Some faculty, staff to take on new roles

June 28, 2017
The following faculty and staff members will take on new and/or additional job roles at Darlington in 2017-18.

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Senior Spotlight: Hope Roberson ('15)

Student Life | , April 28, 2015
Senior Ella Yang interviews classmate Hope Roberson about her Darlington experience and what advice she has for younger students.

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Senior Spotlight: Mary Frances Vest ('15)

Student Life | , April 23, 2015
Senior Katie Hutchins interviews twelfth-grader Mary Frances Vest, a boarding student and former day student from Regester House.

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Cum Laude Society inducts 28 students, 2 faculty members

January 28, 2015
The Cum Laude Society recognizes excellence in academic work. Induction into the organization is one of the highest honors that Darlington can bestow on members of the student body.

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10 Things I've Learned at Darlington: Emily

Student Life | , October 13, 2014
Emily Orr ('17) blogs about the 10 most important things that Darlington has taught her.

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'Getting It:' My East Coast Author Tour

Academic Administration | John Cox, October 2, 2014
When I applied for the Thatcher grant, I wasn’t thinking about reading more research, studies or critiques; I wanted to get a feeling for what drove authors to write what they wrote. I wanted to be in the places where these authors had been and try to understand the mindset that went into these wonderful works.

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Through the Eyes of a Tiger: An Interview With Mr. Cox

Academic Administration | , September 22, 2013
An interview with Thatcher Chair of English John Cox, conducted by senior Emma Parham, an Admission Tiger Expert.

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Darlington Cross Country Festival Welcomes 1,200

Athletics | Alan Parish, September 24, 2011
Students, faculty and parents all competed in the 8th annual event.

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Tough Mudder

March 12, 2011
Several Darlington faculty members competed in the Tough Mudder adventure race.

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