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Brent Bell

Head of School

Brent was named Darlington's 11th head of school in 2014. With two decades of experience in education, he holds a B.A. in History from the University of Richmond and an M.S. in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to his work here, Brent was head of Upper School at Randolph School in Huntsville, Ala. He also served previously as assistant headmaster and dean of academic affairs at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., where he held the E. Craig Wall Family Mastership. He and his wife, Andrea, have three children, Charlie ('22), Jack ('24) and Brent ('26).

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Remembering Life Trustee John Thatcher ('44)

Upper School | Brent Bell, October 18, 2019
It is with sadness that we share with you news of the passing of John Thatcher, Class of 1944, Life Trustee, and 1990 Distinguished Alumnus. 

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The Map

Upper School | Brent Bell, September 25, 2019
The start of school this year marked year two of the “map project” where each boarding student at Darlington places their “pin” on the map to signify where they are from.

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BASKETBALL: Darlington sweeps middle school title games

February 5, 2019
Read the Rome News-Tribune article about the Tigers' middle school basketball victories at the Floyd County Athletic Association championships.

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Remembering Life Trustee Al Briley Jr.

Upper School | Brent Bell, February 4, 2019
It is with sadness that I share news of the passing of Life Trustee Albert C. “Al” Briley Jr. Mr. Briley’s service to and impact on Darlington is immeasurable.  

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Darlington launches new website

October 3, 2018
Darlington School’s website, www.darlingtonschool.org, has a fresh new look. The mobile-first site, which launched this afternoon, is a complete overhaul, including streamlined navigation, new content and more.

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Darlington takes action to protect children of Floyd County as a Darkness to Light “Partner in Prevention”

September 24, 2018
Darlington School has achieved Partner in Prevention status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations that take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of children.

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Make plans to attend The Purple Tie Affair on Aug. 18

July 10, 2018
The Purple Tie Committee of Darlington School is pleased to announce that The Purple Tie Affair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Field House.

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Darlington to launch Accelerated Learning Program for Dyslexia, train all pre-K to 5 faculty in Orton-Gillingham

February 28, 2018
This fall, Darlington will become the only school in Northwest Georgia to offer a program specifically designed to support students with dyslexia. Focusing on grades 2-5, the Accelerated Learning Program for Dyslexia will provide necessary remediation with experienced learning specialists, while allowing students with dyslexia enrolled in the program to receive the full Darlington experience.

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Keep Your Head Up!

Academic Administration | Julie Fine , October 23, 2017
In this busy world that's full of distractions, it's easy to lose focus of the things that are important. Fifth-graders focus on four phrases Mr. Bell coined to help us remember to make the most of every moment: arrive, connect, press on, and keep your head up.

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"This is Why" - What I Saw in 6th Grade

FACULTY/STAFF | Brent Bell, October 18, 2017
Two weeks ago I fulfilled an obligation made in support of the Darlington’s Purple Tie Affair, our Parents’ Council auction and party that occurs each August. One of our students, sixth-grader Kayo Lufadeju, would be “Head of School for a day.” In a slight twist, I also spent the day before with Kayo as a sixth-grader. I’m not sure exactly what Kayo thought of being “Head of School,” but I had a great day as a sixth-grader.

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