Darlington School: Alumni Spotlight: Sean Atkins ('99, LD '15) 
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Alumni Spotlight: Sean Atkins (’99, LD ’15)

Vicki Vincent | February 11, 2020 | 204 views

Our Meet the Alumni Council series allows the personalities of our alumni volunteers shine through. The Darlington Community is fortunate to have such a strong group of alumni willing to share their time and talents to better our school!

Sean Atkins (’99, LD’15) lives and works in Suffield, Connecticut. He currently works for Suffield Academy as Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Sean and his wife Yasmin have three children: Sean (12), Gavin (8), and Juliet (2).

Let’s get to know Sean in today’s installment of our Meet the Alumni Council series: 

Where did you grow up? 

New York City

How long have you served on the Alumni Council?

A few months

What music is playing in your car?

Mostly Hip-hop or Pop

What's your favorite podcast?

The Ringer

Who was your favorite teacher at Darlington (and why)?

David Powell had a profound impact on me. He pushed me to think outside of the box.

What's your favorite movie?

Major League

My favorite trip was...

Italy for two weeks.

If I could travel anywhere it would be....

The Greek islands with my wife (maybe the kids).

My favorite Darlington memory is...

Winning the State Football Championship in 1998.

Last book I read for fun was....

"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace"

Beach or Mountains?

Great question....Beach.

E-book or Hardcover?

Hardcover for sure.

Four people I'd like to take to coffee...

Dr. Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Roy Williams, and Barack Obama.

The best advice I ever received was...

"Stop feeling sorry for yourself, you have a lot to be happy about....Keep working hard."

My hobby is...

Collecting shoes/sneakers.

Cats or dogs?


Only my friends know I...

...am as loyal as they come.

When I want to crush karaoke, my song is...

I am terrified of karaoke.

My favorite saying is...

"I need you to better."

What I like most about Darlington is... 

I met some incredible people there.