Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Get to Know: Kevin Ivester ('87)
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Get to Know: Kevin Ivester (’87)

Jennifer Collins | September 8, 2017 | 1019 views

Playful, entertaining, and absolutely informative, our Get to Know series allows the personalities of the faculty and staff who make up the Darlington Community to shine.


Kevin Ivester ('87) has taught math at Darlington since 1995 and currently teaches middle grades. He holds a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he played four years of soccer. Kevin has coached middle school basketball for more than two decades and also coaches middle school golf. Previously, he coached boys and girls soccer for 14 years. 

Let's get to know Kevin!

How long have you worked at Darlington?

23 years

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Palos Verdes, Calif., until middle school; then we move to Rome and I began attending Darlington in seventh grade.

Tell us a little about your family...

My wife, Jackie, and I have two children, Lily (‘25) and Adrian (27).

Why did you choose Darlington?

I attended middle school and high school here and my mom taught here for 25 years.

What makes a good teacher?

Someone who is relentless in their pursuit of helping kids.

Who was your favorite teacher (and why)?

Mr. Van Es. I knew he cared about us as students and valued us as people.

My favorite movie is…

I have a few! “Annie Hall,” “Jules and Jim,” “Breakfast Club,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” and “Mulholland Drive.”

What makes a good student?

A kid who is respectful of everything and everyone in the classroom and who gives his best effort everyday.

My favorite trip was…

Traveling all over western Europe

If I could travel anywhere it would be…

Maui, Hawaii or Florence, Italy

Beach or mountains?


Four people I’d like to take to coffee…

Woody Allen, David Lynch, Jackie Robinson, Orson Welles

My hobby is…


Only my friends know I…

Love to talk about philosophy.

What I like most about Darlington is…

It's simply home to me. I came here as a student in 1981, graduated in 1987, went to college, and have been back here teaching and coaching ever since.