Darlington School: Episode 39: Tips for Success in the 2nd Semester of Upper School 
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Episode 39: Tips for Success in the 2nd Semester of Upper School

January 6, 2022 | 440 views

Welcome to Episode 39 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, host Matt Peer, director of enrollment management, and his guests share tips related to academic wellness, emotional wellness, and college preparation as students begin the second semester at Darlington. Featured in this week's program are Jennifer Luitwieler, Upper School learning specialist and English teacher; Chris Allen, Upper School counselor and AP Psychology teacher; and Ivy Brewer, associate dean of college guidance. 

Matt Peer was named director of enrollment management in 2020 after serving previously as director of Upper School and director of student life. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from St. Lawrence University and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. 

Jennifer Luitwieler has been a member of Darlington's Teaching & Learning Center staff since 2017 and holds a B.A. in English from Chatham University. She has also taught English at the upper and middle grade levels.

Chris Allen, who has been a member of Darlington’s counseling staff since 2006, holds a B.A. from Carson-Newman College and an M.A. from Argosy University in Atlanta. 

Ivy Brewer has been a member of Darlington’s college guidance staff since 2007. She currently serves as associate dean of college guidance and will become dean of college guidance in 2022-2023. A Certified Educational Planner who has visited more than 200 college campuses, she holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia, an M.A. from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a graduate certificate in college counseling from University of California Los Angeles Extension. 


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Tannika King, director of communications.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org