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Episode 76: A Chat with Kate, Parker and Ryland Scott (’23)
September 22, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Chastain talks with Kate, Parker and Ryland Scott ('23) about their 12-year Darlington journey. Kate, Parker and Ryland are triplets who each have very unique areas of involvement, and they share how the Darlington Community has helped them stay close as siblings while also fostering their growth as individuals. They spend time reflecting on their favorite Darlington memories and what they're looking forward to during their senior year.
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Episode 75: A Chat with Crawford Brock (’72) and Steve Winkler (’72, LD ’15)
September 15, 2022
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97) chats with Crawford Brock ('72) and Steve Winkler ('72, LD '15). The Class of 1972 shares a unique comradery that is legendary within the Darlington Community. Brock and Winkler reminisce on Darlington memories, talk about their upcoming 50th reunion celebration and share about their class-endowed scholarship.
Listen
Episode 74: Getting to Know New Faculty
September 8, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with new faculty members Heather Shores, Upper School history; Caitlyn Terry, Pre-K to 8 music; and Kimi Pichardo, Upper School Spanish. They discuss their career backgrounds, what drew them to Darlington and what they've learned in their first month here. 
Listen
Episode 73: A Glimpse Into Active Learning in the Middle Grades
September 1, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with middle grades teachers Andrew Beckman, science; Ashley Evans, Spanish; and Kevin Ivester ('87), math, about active learning and the skills-based curriculum in the middle grades. They share active learning stories from their classrooms and touch on why they think Darlington's skills-based curriculum benefits students at this age.
Listen
Episode 72: A Look Into College Advising
August 25, 2022
In this episode, Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer talks with new college advisors Jaclyn Haynes, Sam Clark, Toni King and Jared Willerson. College advisors attended conferences and college tours this summer in order to learn more about the field of college guidance and the ever-changing world of college admission. Together with Brewer, they share the most important takeaways they learned at their respective conferences and tours. 
Listen
Episode 71: Tips for Success in the New School Year
August 18, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Director of Upper School Chad Woods, Assistant Director of Pre-K to 8 Angela Pieroni and Upper School Learning Specialist and Registrar Justin Bruce. Together, they talk about how students and their families can prepare for a successful school year by establishing healthy habits and routines, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Listen
Episode 70: A Look at the Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate & Parent Organizations
August 11, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Director of Events and Engagement in the Advancement Office Becca Wood and Darlington parent and President of Pre-K to 8 Tiger PRIDE Nancy Hortman. Together, they chat about the upcoming Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate and what this annual event does to support Darlington parent organizations. 
Listen
Episode 69: Darlington Tigers Football Preview
August 4, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Head Football Coach Tommy Atha and seniors Jack Good and Braden Bell about the Darlington Tigers' upcoming football season. They discuss how the team has been preparing, their goals for the season and what they're most excited about.
Listen
Episode 68: A Chat with C.J. Cypress (’07, LD ’14)
July 28, 2022
In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with C.J. Cypress ('07, LD '14), class agent for the Class of 2007. Cypress reflects on his Darlington experience and shares how it has shaped his adult life, from college to his winding career journey. He shares why he stays involved with Darlington and encourages his classmates and all alumni to attend Alumni Weekend, which will take place Oct. 14-16, 2022.
Listen
Episode 67: A Chat with Austin Spooner (’12)
July 21, 2022
In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with Austin Spooner ('12), Young Alumni Council president and class agent for the Class of 2012. As the first president of the new Young Alumni Council, Spooner shares about his work so far and goals for the group, who hosted its first young alumni social at Qualusi Vineyards in Acworth, Ga. last weekend. He also reflects on his experience as a Darlington student and why he continues to stay involved.
Listen
Episode 66: A Look Into College Guidance
July 14, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer about the college guidance process at Darlington. They discuss the college advising structure, who the college advisors are and the work that they do with students in their junior and senior years. In addition to discussing what students will learn and accomplish during college advising, Brewer shares what juniors and seniors can do during the summer to prepare for the college admissions process.
Listen
Episode 65: A Look Into Summer Faculty Professional Development
July 7, 2022
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator Rebekah Kinney talks with fourth-grade teacher Carrie Watterson, Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell and Upper School Science Department Chair Owen Kinney about their summer professional development activities. They share about each of the work they have been doing within their departments and how it has prepared them for the coming school year. 
Listen
Episode 64: Service Beyond Self at Extra Special People Summer Camp
June 30, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Darlington parent Jessica Carney and students Laney Carney ('25) and Walker Sirmans ('23) about their involvement with the first-ever Extra Special People (ESP) summer camp in Rome.
Listen
Episode 63: A Chat with Thomas Bethel
June 23, 2022
In this episode, Julia Thomas ('07, LD '15) chats with Thomas Bethel, Darlington parent and member of the Board of Trustees. They discuss Bethel's involvement at the school, and he encourages other parents and community members to get involved. He goes on to share about his career and offers to be a resources for Darlington students and alumni who are interested in pursuing a career in banking.
Listen
Episode 62: A Look Into Technology Integration & Upgrades
June 16, 2022
In this episode, Director of IT Derek Fine talks with Technology Integration Coordinator Beth Wardlaw about the importance of technology integration in Darlington's curriculum and exciting campus-wide technology upgrades. They also share tips about how students can use their new technology over the summer to build skills that will benefit them during the school year. 
Listen
Episode 61: A Chat with Regan (Maki) Couch (’98, LD ’14)
June 9, 2022
In this episode, Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, chats with real estate professional Regan (Maki) Couch ('98, LD '14), who recently served as a panelist at the Darlington Connects Atlanta Lunch & Learn event. Raymond and Couch recap the panel discussions and highlight the benefits of attending Darlington Connects events. 
Listen
Episode 60: Class of 2022 Baccalaureate Address
June 2, 2022
In the last of three special Commencement episodes, listen to Sam Moss ('63), retiring dean of college guidance, give his Baccalaureate address on May 13. Moss was selected by the senior class to serve as the Baccalaureate speaker.
Listen
Episode 76: A Chat with Kate, Parker and Ryland Scott (’23)
September 22, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Chastain talks with Kate, Parker and Ryland Scott ('23) about their 12-year Darlington journey. Kate, Parker and Ryland are triplets who each have very unique areas of involvement, and they share how the Darlington Community has helped them stay close as siblings while also fostering their growth as individuals. They spend time reflecting on their favorite Darlington memories and what they're looking forward to during their senior year.
Listen
Episode 75: A Chat with Crawford Brock (’72) and Steve Winkler (’72, LD ’15)
September 15, 2022
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97) chats with Crawford Brock ('72) and Steve Winkler ('72, LD '15). The Class of 1972 shares a unique comradery that is legendary within the Darlington Community. Brock and Winkler reminisce on Darlington memories, talk about their upcoming 50th reunion celebration and share about their class-endowed scholarship.
Listen
Episode 74: Getting to Know New Faculty
September 8, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with new faculty members Heather Shores, Upper School history; Caitlyn Terry, Pre-K to 8 music; and Kimi Pichardo, Upper School Spanish. They discuss their career backgrounds, what drew them to Darlington and what they've learned in their first month here. 
Listen
Episode 73: A Glimpse Into Active Learning in the Middle Grades
September 1, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with middle grades teachers Andrew Beckman, science; Ashley Evans, Spanish; and Kevin Ivester ('87), math, about active learning and the skills-based curriculum in the middle grades. They share active learning stories from their classrooms and touch on why they think Darlington's skills-based curriculum benefits students at this age.
Listen
Episode 72: A Look Into College Advising
August 25, 2022
In this episode, Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer talks with new college advisors Jaclyn Haynes, Sam Clark, Toni King and Jared Willerson. College advisors attended conferences and college tours this summer in order to learn more about the field of college guidance and the ever-changing world of college admission. Together with Brewer, they share the most important takeaways they learned at their respective conferences and tours. 
Listen
Episode 71: Tips for Success in the New School Year
August 18, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Director of Upper School Chad Woods, Assistant Director of Pre-K to 8 Angela Pieroni and Upper School Learning Specialist and Registrar Justin Bruce. Together, they talk about how students and their families can prepare for a successful school year by establishing healthy habits and routines, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Listen
Episode 70: A Look at the Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate & Parent Organizations
August 11, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Director of Events and Engagement in the Advancement Office Becca Wood and Darlington parent and President of Pre-K to 8 Tiger PRIDE Nancy Hortman. Together, they chat about the upcoming Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate and what this annual event does to support Darlington parent organizations. 
Listen
Episode 69: Darlington Tigers Football Preview
August 4, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Head Football Coach Tommy Atha and seniors Jack Good and Braden Bell about the Darlington Tigers' upcoming football season. They discuss how the team has been preparing, their goals for the season and what they're most excited about.
Listen
Episode 68: A Chat with C.J. Cypress (’07, LD ’14)
July 28, 2022
In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with C.J. Cypress ('07, LD '14), class agent for the Class of 2007. Cypress reflects on his Darlington experience and shares how it has shaped his adult life, from college to his winding career journey. He shares why he stays involved with Darlington and encourages his classmates and all alumni to attend Alumni Weekend, which will take place Oct. 14-16, 2022.
Listen
Episode 67: A Chat with Austin Spooner (’12)
July 21, 2022
In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with Austin Spooner ('12), Young Alumni Council president and class agent for the Class of 2012. As the first president of the new Young Alumni Council, Spooner shares about his work so far and goals for the group, who hosted its first young alumni social at Qualusi Vineyards in Acworth, Ga. last weekend. He also reflects on his experience as a Darlington student and why he continues to stay involved.
Listen
Episode 66: A Look Into College Guidance
July 14, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer about the college guidance process at Darlington. They discuss the college advising structure, who the college advisors are and the work that they do with students in their junior and senior years. In addition to discussing what students will learn and accomplish during college advising, Brewer shares what juniors and seniors can do during the summer to prepare for the college admissions process.
Listen
Episode 65: A Look Into Summer Faculty Professional Development
July 7, 2022
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator Rebekah Kinney talks with fourth-grade teacher Carrie Watterson, Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell and Upper School Science Department Chair Owen Kinney about their summer professional development activities. They share about each of the work they have been doing within their departments and how it has prepared them for the coming school year. 
Listen
Episode 64: Service Beyond Self at Extra Special People Summer Camp
June 30, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Darlington parent Jessica Carney and students Laney Carney ('25) and Walker Sirmans ('23) about their involvement with the first-ever Extra Special People (ESP) summer camp in Rome.
Listen
Episode 63: A Chat with Thomas Bethel
June 23, 2022
In this episode, Julia Thomas ('07, LD '15) chats with Thomas Bethel, Darlington parent and member of the Board of Trustees. They discuss Bethel's involvement at the school, and he encourages other parents and community members to get involved. He goes on to share about his career and offers to be a resources for Darlington students and alumni who are interested in pursuing a career in banking.
Listen
Episode 62: A Look Into Technology Integration & Upgrades
June 16, 2022
In this episode, Director of IT Derek Fine talks with Technology Integration Coordinator Beth Wardlaw about the importance of technology integration in Darlington's curriculum and exciting campus-wide technology upgrades. They also share tips about how students can use their new technology over the summer to build skills that will benefit them during the school year. 
Listen
Episode 61: A Chat with Regan (Maki) Couch (’98, LD ’14)
June 9, 2022
In this episode, Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, chats with real estate professional Regan (Maki) Couch ('98, LD '14), who recently served as a panelist at the Darlington Connects Atlanta Lunch & Learn event. Raymond and Couch recap the panel discussions and highlight the benefits of attending Darlington Connects events. 
Listen
Episode 60: Class of 2022 Baccalaureate Address
June 2, 2022
In the last of three special Commencement episodes, listen to Sam Moss ('63), retiring dean of college guidance, give his Baccalaureate address on May 13. Moss was selected by the senior class to serve as the Baccalaureate speaker.
Listen