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Al Shorey

Math Department Head

Al Shorey has taught math at the Upper School since 2013 and serves as head of the department. A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, he holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Al and his wife, Stephanie, are the parents of Charlie (’16) and Alan (’18).

Courses
Algebra 2
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Linear Algebra
Math 7
Multi-Variable Calculus
Teams
Boys J.V. Soccer

Head Coach

Boys Varsity Soccer

Head Coach

Girls J.V. Soccer

Head Coach

Girls Varsity Soccer

Head Coach

College Education
B.S. United States Military Academy at West Point
M.S. University of Tennessee at Knoxville
M.S. University of Missouri at Rolla

Episode 110: Spring Varsity Sports Recap

May 18, 2023
In this episode, Ryland Scott ('23) talks with varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Justin Bruce (girls' golf), Jared Willerson (boys' golf), Kevin Hunt (track and field), Matt Larry (baseball), Mallory Collier (girls' lacrosse) and Sam Clark (boys' lacrosse) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the spring season, from the preseason to team bonding to their accomplishments and more.

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Yang ('23) named STAR Student, selects Shorey as STAR Teacher

March 3, 2023
Darlington senior Jack Yang has been named the 2023 Darlington STAR Student. Yang selected Math Department Head Al Shorey as his STAR Teacher.

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Episode 90: Year in Review

December 29, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with academic department heads Cristy Baldwin (world languages), Brian Inman (history), Owen Kinney (science), Al Shorey (math) and Melissa Smyly (English). Together, they recap the 2022 calendar year, sharing accomplishments and noteworthy moments from within their departments, their extracurricular activities, and their own personal research and professional development. 

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Episode 80: Resiliency in Children and Teens with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg

October 20, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Math Department Chair Al Shorey and Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, author of "Building Resilience in Children and Teens," the subject of Darlington's first-ever community read. Together, they discuss the inspiration behind Shorey's Thatcher Grant proposal that led to Dr. Ginsburg visiting Darlington twice to meet with faculty, students and parents to discuss topics such as building resiliency, redefining success, coping with anxiety, and more. Dr. Ginsburg shares some of his major takeaways from his time at Darlington, and gives helpful information for parents and teachers who work with adolescents.

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Brown Dinner honors faculty, staff

May 6, 2022
Darlington School honored outstanding faculty and staff members at the annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 5.

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Cum Laude inducts 19 students, 2 faculty members

March 24, 2022
The Darlington Chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 19 students and two faculty members during a ceremony in Morris Chapel on Thursday, March 24. 

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Episode 49: Girls' Spring Sports Preview

March 17, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with girls' varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Al Shorey (soccer), Melissa Smyly (lacrosse) and Kevin Hunt (track and field) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little about each team and what we might expect to see over the next few months. 

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Episode 47: Boys' Spring Sports Preview

March 3, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with boys' varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Al Shorey (soccer), Brendan Leezer (lacrosse), Jared Willerson (golf), Kevin Hunt (track and field) and Matt Larry (baseball) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little about each team and what we might expect to see over the next few months. 

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Chapel: Veterans Day Panel Discussion

November 11, 2021
Alumni Council President Robert Hortman ('99, LD '18) moderates a panel discussion with four veterans from the Darlington Community, Bill Kelly ('71), JJ Johnson, Harry Pierce and Al Shorey.

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Laramie named STAR Student, selects Shorey as STAR Teacher

May 19, 2021
Angel Laramie ('21) has been named the 2021 Darlington STAR Student, and she selected Al Shorey, chairman of the math department, as her STAR Teacher. 

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