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Episode 57: Reflecting on the Class of 2022
May 12, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell reflects on the Class of 2022 with Upper School Director Chad Woods, Associate Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer and Student Body President William Feng ('22). They discuss the senior class's academic, athletic and artistic achievements, as well as some of their most memorable moments as Darlington students.
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Episode 56: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with six students representing the Upper School and Pre-K to 8 divisions about their reflections on the importance of Teacher Appreciation Week and the impact that Darlington teachers have made on their lives.
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Episode 55: A Look at Skills-Based Curriculum in Grades 3-5
April 28, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with third-grade literacy and science teacher Jamie Massey and fourth-grade literacy and science teacher Dr. Michael Natarella, who also teaches a fifth-grade science class. They discuss the benefits of Darlington's skills-based curriculum for students in these grade levels, particularly as it relates to several of their annual projects such as the Third Grade Wax Museum and the Fourth Grade Invention Convention.
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Episode 54: Reflecting on Leadership Darlington
April 21, 2022
In this episode, Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, chats with Charlotte Baker ('02, LD '22), Gaines Dempsey ('94, LD '22) and Katy (Hatch) Hollingsworth ('93, LD '22) about their experience as recent members of the Leadership Darlington Class of 2022. They reflect on what they learned about the school, how they plan to give back and provide insight for those who might be interested in the Leadership Darlington program.
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Episode 53: A Look Into the DarFarm
April 14, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Director of Boarding Admissions Avery Cypress talks with Upper School science teachers Mike Hudson and Jaclyn Haynes and sophomore Isabella Spears about the DarFarm.
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Episode 52: A Look Into the Darlington Soccer Academy
April 7, 2022
In this episode, Director of Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with Director of Soccer Academy Chad Liddle, sophomore Sydnee Barndt from Eagle River, Alaska and junior Jack Quandt from Boise, Idaho about the Darlington School Soccer Academy.
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Episode 51: Senior Ventures Preview
March 31, 2022
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator and Senior Ventures Instructor Rebekah Kinney talks with seniors Elsa Quay Corbin of Rome; William Feng of Shanghai, China; Nadejda Spasova of Sofia, Bulgaria; and Elliot Luitwieler of Rome about their Senior Ventures projects.
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Episode 50: A Chat with Laura Whitaker
March 24, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Laura Whitaker, CEO of Extra Special People, Inc., following her March 17 address as the inaugural speaker of the Darlington School Leadership Institute Speaker Series.
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Episode 49: Girls’ Spring Sports Preview
March 17, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with girls' varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Al Shorey (soccer), Melissa Smyly (lacrosse) and Kevin Hunt (track and field) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little about each team and what we might expect to see over the next few months. 
Listen
Episode 48: Middle Grade Trips Recap
March 10, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with sixth-grader Brier Lanier, seventh-grader Soren Chapman and eighth-grader Gracie Cowan about their week-long grade-level trips in February.
Listen
Episode 47: Boys’ Spring Sports Preview
March 3, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with boys' varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Al Shorey (soccer), Brendan Leezer (lacrosse), Jared Willerson (golf), Kevin Hunt (track and field) and Matt Larry (baseball) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little about each team and what we might expect to see over the next few months. 
Listen
Episode 46: A Chat with Dan Powell (’08)
February 24, 2022
In this episode, Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, chats with Dan Powell ('08), whose podcast "Archive 81" recently became the #1 trending show on Netflix in its screen adaptation. Powell shares about his Darlington experience as the child of longtime faculty member David Powell and his winding career journey in the audio and sound industry.
Listen
Episode 45: A Look Into the Upper School Boarding Program
February 17, 2022
In this episode, Director of Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with juniors Liz Boyd and Thomas Bethel about Darlington's Upper School boarding program.
Listen
Episode 44: Career Day Keynote by Rachel (Gross) Langley (’89, LD ’13)
February 10, 2022
In this special Career Day episode, listen to Rachel (Gross) Langley ('89, LD '13), vice president of meetings and events at Visa, give her Career Day keynote address on Feb. 4. In it, she shares her five strategies for success while weaving in stories from her time at Darlington and beyond. 
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Episode 43: A Chat with Alex Murray (’02)
February 3, 2022
In this episode, Julia (Douglas) Thomas ('07, LD '15), director of annual giving, chats with Alex Murray ('02) about his Darlington experience, his career journey in the entertainment industry, and the school's Darlington Connects program.
Listen
Episode 42: A Look Into Upper School Robotics
January 27, 2022
In this episode, Science Department Chairman Owen Kinney talks with sophomore Charlie May about Darlington's Upper School robotics program. The team, known as the DarBots, reacently finished in first place at a FIRST Tech Challenge tournament, which qualifies them to move on to the state competition. 
Listen
Episode 41: A Chat with Ali Kayahan (’14)
January 20, 2022
In this Darlington Connects episode, host Avery Cypress ('14, LD '20) of the Admission Office connects with former classmate Ali Kayahan ('14) during a recent trip to Ali's home in Istanbul, Turkey. Ali shares his Darlington story, talks about his college experience and career path, and provides valuable advice for young entrepreneurs.
Listen
Episode 40: A Preview of the Winter Musical “My Fair Lady”
January 13, 2022
In this episode, Theater Director Shelley Daniel talks with Choral Director Alex Johnson and seniors Kathryn Davidson and Grayson Davis about The Darlington Players' upcoming winter musical, "My Fair Lady." The show is slated for Feb. 25-27 at the Rome City Auditorium, featuring 24 students involved in the cast and crew.  
Listen
Episode 39: Tips for Success in the 2nd Semester of Upper School
January 6, 2022
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.
Listen
Episode 38: Year in Review
December 30, 2021
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell reflects on 2021 with Stefan Eady, assistant head of school for academic affairs, and Division Directors Chad Woods and Hope Jones. What was Mr. Bell's favorite fine arts performance of the year? Which football game is Mr. Woods still talking about? What soundtrack does Mrs. Jones think best describes 2021? What are Mr. Eady's book and podcast recommendations for 2022? Find out right here! 
Listen
Episode 57: Reflecting on the Class of 2022
May 12, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell reflects on the Class of 2022 with Upper School Director Chad Woods, Associate Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer and Student Body President William Feng ('22). They discuss the senior class's academic, athletic and artistic achievements, as well as some of their most memorable moments as Darlington students.
Listen
Episode 56: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with six students representing the Upper School and Pre-K to 8 divisions about their reflections on the importance of Teacher Appreciation Week and the impact that Darlington teachers have made on their lives.
Listen
Episode 55: A Look at Skills-Based Curriculum in Grades 3-5
April 28, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with third-grade literacy and science teacher Jamie Massey and fourth-grade literacy and science teacher Dr. Michael Natarella, who also teaches a fifth-grade science class. They discuss the benefits of Darlington's skills-based curriculum for students in these grade levels, particularly as it relates to several of their annual projects such as the Third Grade Wax Museum and the Fourth Grade Invention Convention.
Listen
Episode 54: Reflecting on Leadership Darlington
April 21, 2022
In this episode, Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, chats with Charlotte Baker ('02, LD '22), Gaines Dempsey ('94, LD '22) and Katy (Hatch) Hollingsworth ('93, LD '22) about their experience as recent members of the Leadership Darlington Class of 2022. They reflect on what they learned about the school, how they plan to give back and provide insight for those who might be interested in the Leadership Darlington program.
Listen
Episode 53: A Look Into the DarFarm
April 14, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Director of Boarding Admissions Avery Cypress talks with Upper School science teachers Mike Hudson and Jaclyn Haynes and sophomore Isabella Spears about the DarFarm.
Listen
Episode 52: A Look Into the Darlington Soccer Academy
April 7, 2022
In this episode, Director of Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with Director of Soccer Academy Chad Liddle, sophomore Sydnee Barndt from Eagle River, Alaska and junior Jack Quandt from Boise, Idaho about the Darlington School Soccer Academy.
Listen
Episode 51: Senior Ventures Preview
March 31, 2022
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator and Senior Ventures Instructor Rebekah Kinney talks with seniors Elsa Quay Corbin of Rome; William Feng of Shanghai, China; Nadejda Spasova of Sofia, Bulgaria; and Elliot Luitwieler of Rome about their Senior Ventures projects.
Listen
Episode 50: A Chat with Laura Whitaker
March 24, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Laura Whitaker, CEO of Extra Special People, Inc., following her March 17 address as the inaugural speaker of the Darlington School Leadership Institute Speaker Series.
Listen
Episode 49: Girls’ Spring Sports Preview
March 17, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with girls' varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Al Shorey (soccer), Melissa Smyly (lacrosse) and Kevin Hunt (track and field) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little about each team and what we might expect to see over the next few months. 
Listen
Episode 48: Middle Grade Trips Recap
March 10, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with sixth-grader Brier Lanier, seventh-grader Soren Chapman and eighth-grader Gracie Cowan about their week-long grade-level trips in February.
Listen
Episode 47: Boys’ Spring Sports Preview
March 3, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with boys' varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Al Shorey (soccer), Brendan Leezer (lacrosse), Jared Willerson (golf), Kevin Hunt (track and field) and Matt Larry (baseball) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little about each team and what we might expect to see over the next few months. 
Listen
Episode 46: A Chat with Dan Powell (’08)
February 24, 2022
In this episode, Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, chats with Dan Powell ('08), whose podcast "Archive 81" recently became the #1 trending show on Netflix in its screen adaptation. Powell shares about his Darlington experience as the child of longtime faculty member David Powell and his winding career journey in the audio and sound industry.
Listen
Episode 45: A Look Into the Upper School Boarding Program
February 17, 2022
In this episode, Director of Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with juniors Liz Boyd and Thomas Bethel about Darlington's Upper School boarding program.
Listen
Episode 44: Career Day Keynote by Rachel (Gross) Langley (’89, LD ’13)
February 10, 2022
In this special Career Day episode, listen to Rachel (Gross) Langley ('89, LD '13), vice president of meetings and events at Visa, give her Career Day keynote address on Feb. 4. In it, she shares her five strategies for success while weaving in stories from her time at Darlington and beyond. 
Listen
Episode 43: A Chat with Alex Murray (’02)
February 3, 2022
In this episode, Julia (Douglas) Thomas ('07, LD '15), director of annual giving, chats with Alex Murray ('02) about his Darlington experience, his career journey in the entertainment industry, and the school's Darlington Connects program.
Listen
Episode 42: A Look Into Upper School Robotics
January 27, 2022
In this episode, Science Department Chairman Owen Kinney talks with sophomore Charlie May about Darlington's Upper School robotics program. The team, known as the DarBots, reacently finished in first place at a FIRST Tech Challenge tournament, which qualifies them to move on to the state competition. 
Listen
Episode 41: A Chat with Ali Kayahan (’14)
January 20, 2022
In this Darlington Connects episode, host Avery Cypress ('14, LD '20) of the Admission Office connects with former classmate Ali Kayahan ('14) during a recent trip to Ali's home in Istanbul, Turkey. Ali shares his Darlington story, talks about his college experience and career path, and provides valuable advice for young entrepreneurs.
Listen
Episode 40: A Preview of the Winter Musical “My Fair Lady”
January 13, 2022
In this episode, Theater Director Shelley Daniel talks with Choral Director Alex Johnson and seniors Kathryn Davidson and Grayson Davis about The Darlington Players' upcoming winter musical, "My Fair Lady." The show is slated for Feb. 25-27 at the Rome City Auditorium, featuring 24 students involved in the cast and crew.  
Listen
Episode 39: Tips for Success in the 2nd Semester of Upper School
January 6, 2022
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.
Listen
Episode 38: Year in Review
December 30, 2021
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell reflects on 2021 with Stefan Eady, assistant head of school for academic affairs, and Division Directors Chad Woods and Hope Jones. What was Mr. Bell's favorite fine arts performance of the year? Which football game is Mr. Woods still talking about? What soundtrack does Mrs. Jones think best describes 2021? What are Mr. Eady's book and podcast recommendations for 2022? Find out right here! 
Listen