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Steve McConnell

Third Grade Teacher, ELA-8

Steve has taught third grade at Darlington since 2010. He is an assistant coach for the varsity girls' basketball team and also works with the middle school girls' basketball team. Steve holds a B.A. in English from Appalachian State University, and an M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina. He has almost 30 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and coach in independent schools. During his tenure coaching middle school baseball, softball, and basketball at St. Paul’s School (Fla.), he led his Lady Knights basketball squad to two undefeated seasons and four conference championships and his Lady Knights softball team to two conference championships. He was also an assistant for the Knights baseball team's undefeated and conference championship season. For his work at Darlington, Steve has been recognized with the Brown Faculty Award. He and his wife, Marcia, are the parents of Zack (’13) and Matthew (’17).

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Courses
Math - 3rd Grade
Science - 3rd Grade
Social Studies - 3rd Grade
Third Grade
Writing - 3rd Grade
Teams
Girls M.S. Basketball

Assistant Coach

Girls Varsity Basketball

Assistant Coach

College Education
M.Ed. University of South Carolina
B.A. Appalachian State University

3rd Grade Programming Challenge

October 15, 2018
Third-graders had fun learning how to do sequences in Scratch, Jr. They love programming their own characters and designing backgrounds for the sequences. We love seeing students coding in all subject areas! #KidsCanCode

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Two-time Darlington Geo Bee winner qualifies for State Geo Bee

March 14, 2018
Sixth-grader Ethan von Bergen has qualified to represent Darlington School in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee on April 6 at at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga.

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Building Resilient 3rd-Graders

Counseling | Steve McConnell, January 10, 2018
The third grade is very thankful to have our amazing counselor, Mrs. Zazzaro. She enhances our curriculum and the lives of our students through her character education classes and her undeniable love for our third-graders.

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Professional Development Spotlight: A Journey Like None Other, Part 2

Academic Administration | Steve McConnell, August 18, 2017
Thanks to the Thatcher Faculty Professional Development Grant, I had the unique opportunity this summer to head out west and visit Native American sites in San Diego and Arizona. This is Part 2 of the travelogue of my experiences and will explore the Native American sites I visited in California.

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Professional Development Spotlight: A Journey Like None Other, Part 1

Academic Administration | Steve McConnell, August 3, 2017
Thanks to the Thatcher Faculty Professional Development Grant, I had the unique opportunity this summer to head out west and visit Native American sites in San Diego and Arizona. I had no idea just how much history I was about to discover (or maybe uncover). These visits allowed me the chance to visit and speak with Native Americans and find out history from their perspective. This is Part 1 of a several part travelogue of my experiences and will serve as an introduction as to why I took the trip.

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Fifth-Grader wins Geography Bee

January 26, 2017
Fifth-grader Ethan von Bergen has qualified to represent Darlington School in the state round of the National Geographic Bee by winning Darlington’s Geo Bee on Jan. 18 in Thatcher Hall.

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Professional Development Spotlight: Wood Fellowship Supports Curriculum Development for Pre-K to 8

Academic Administration | Steve McConnell, November 20, 2016
The Carla and Leonard Wood Distinguished Faculty Fellowship is supporting a ground-level approach to developing an authentic, student-centered curriculum in social studies/history and writing/composition for pre-K through grade 8.

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Professional development grants awarded to faculty members

May 10, 2016
Darlington School awarded professional development funds to faculty members following a competitive grant application process. The winners were officially announced last week at the annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner.

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The Power of Sharing...Book Suggestions!

Library Services | Kimberly Perkins, March 31, 2016
There is something special about having an opportunity to discuss and enjoy a shared reading experience with someone we care about and admire. We are drawn to books for different reasons, but a primary one comes via the recommendations by those we respect.

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Third Grade: The Magic That Happens in the First Two Rooms on the Hallway

Academic Administration | Steve McConnell, September 1, 2015
The transition from ELA-2 to third grade can be a very nervous and uncertain time—until you find your way to the First Two Rooms on the Hallway in Thatcher Hall. Find out why...

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