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Episode 95: Building Soft Skills in Pre-K to 8 Performing Arts
February 2, 2023
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell, Theatre Director Shelley Daniel, Choral Director Alex Johnson and Pre-K to 8 Music Teacher Caitlyn Terry. Together, they talk about performing arts in the Pre-K to 8 and how performance opportunites and arts education provides all students with the ability to build soft skills like confidence, connection and compassion.
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Episode 94: Spotlight on Regester House
January 26, 2023
In this episode, Head of Regester House Kim Bell talks with seniors Michelle White, Regester head dorm prefect, and Kate Scott, Regester head day prefect. They talk about Regester House's unique personality, their favorite house traditions and more. 
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Episode 93: A Chat with Kate Flory (’17)
January 19, 2023
In this episode, Director of Annual Giving Julia Thomas ('07, LD '15) chats with Kate Flory ('17) about her Darlington experience, her college and career journey and how she continues to give back and stay plugged into Darlington. 
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Episode 92: Day Student Involvement in Dorm Life: A Look at RUMPUS
January 12, 2023
In this episode, Dean of Student Life Brant Evans talks with senior day students Connor Brown and Georgeanna Demspey and junior day student Asa Shepard about their involvement in dorm life at Darlington, specifically the annual house competition, RUMPUS. The students share some of their favorite RUMPUS memories and how the competition has allowed them to form meaningful relationships with the boarding students on campus.
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Episode 91: A Chat with Darlington’s Cornwell Scholars
January 5, 2023
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with Darlington's Cornwell Scholars, boarding seniors Emma Adams and Mika Lynn and sophomore Nixon Prior. They chat about the their involvement and the opportunities that the Cornwell Scholarship has provided them at Darlington. 
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Episode 90: Year in Review
December 29, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with academic department heads Cristy Baldwin (world languages), Brian Inman (history), Owen Kinney (science), Al Shorey (math) and Melissa Smyly (English). Together, they recap the 2022 calendar year, sharing accomplishments and noteworthy moments from within their departments, their extracurricular activities, and their own personal research and professional development. 
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Episode 89: Holidays Around the World
December 22, 2022
In this episode, Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman talks with boarding juniors Iva Hadzi-Mihailovic and Orafiri Koko and senior Noah Morris about the holiday traditions in their home countries as they prepared to celebrate with their families over winter break. They share about their favorite traditions and memories and what makes the holiday season unique in their cultures.
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Episode 88: A Chat with Seth (’16) & Luke (’17) Parker
December 15, 2022
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas chats with brothers Seth ('16) and Luke ('17) Parker. They chat about their Darlington experience, life after Darlington, what it's like working for their family business, Parker Systems, and more. 
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Episode 87: Spotlight on Moser House
December 8, 2022
In this episode, Head of Moser House Doug Hamil talks with seniors Ebuka Obioha, Moser head dorm prefect, and Joey Kight, Moser head day prefect. They talk about Darlington's house system, the role of head prefects, their weekly Moser Meals and more. This is the second episode in a new series highlighting each of the six residential houses on campus. 
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Episode 86: Fall Varsity Sports Recap
December 1, 2022
In this episode, senior day student Ryland Scott talks with varsity coaches Tommy Atha (football), Brant Evans (cross country), Christina Kopp (volleyball), Matt Larry (softball) and Melissa Smyly (football cheerleading) about the fall athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the fall season, from summer workouts to team bonding to their accomplishments and more. 
Listen
Episode 85: Reflections on Thankfulness
November 24, 2022
In this special Thanksgiving episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with several longtime members of the Darlington Community about their reflections on thankfulness. He is joined by History Department Chair Brian Inman, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97), senior day student Belle Brooks, senior boarding student Noah Morris and seventh-grader Siya Patel. Each guest shares what they're thankful for in many different areas of their lives, but especially why they're thankful for the Darlington Community and what makes it special to them.
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Episode 84: A Chat with Mark Rogers (’94, LD ’12)
November 17, 2022
In this episode, Cassidy Carter, director of development in the Advancement Office, talks with Mark Rogers ('94, LD '12), deputy general counsel at Mohawk Industries. They chat about Rogers' career, from serving the military to practicing law. He offers career and life advice that he shared with Darlington students at Career Day 2022, and talks about how his Darlington experience shaped his path as an adult. 
Listen
Episode 83: A Look at the Teaching & Learning Center
November 10, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Director of the Teaching and Learning Center Jessica Laliberte. They do a deep dive into Darlington's Teaching and Learning Center, including what its resources are, how to obtain accomodations and more. Laliberte also touches on her passion for brain research and how this influences her work in the Teaching and Learning Center. 
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Episode 82: Spotlight on Cooper House
November 3, 2022
In this episode, Head of Cooper House Becks Nolin talks with seniors Emma Adams, Cooper head dorm prefect, and Mollie Sabourin, Cooper head day prefect. They chat about Cooper House culture, RUMPUS, weekend activities for residential students and more. This episode is the first in a new series highlighting each of the six residential houses on campus.
Listen
Episode 81: A Look at New Talent in the Soccer Academy
October 27, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management Matthew Peer talks with Soccer Academy Director Chad Liddle and new academy members, freshmen Preston Duval of George Town, Cayman Islands, and Savannah Palmer of Calhoun, Ga. They chat about their experience as new freshmen on the teams, their goals as players in the program and more.
Listen
Episode 80: Resiliency in Children and Teens with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
October 20, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Math Department Chair Al Shorey and Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, author of "Building Resilience in Children and Teens," the subject of Darlington's first-ever community read. Together, they discuss the inspiration behind Shorey's Thatcher Grant proposal that led to Dr. Ginsburg visiting Darlington twice to meet with faculty, students and parents to discuss topics such as building resiliency, redefining success, coping with anxiety, and more. Dr. Ginsburg shares some of his major takeaways from his time at Darlington, and gives helpful information for parents and teachers who work with adolescents.
Listen
Episode 79: A Chat with Izzy Hortman (’08, LD ’15) and Annie Rosen (’02, LD ’18)
October 13, 2022
In this episode, Becca Wood, director of events and engagement in the Advancement Office, chats with Izzy Hortman ('08, LD '15) and Annie Rosen ('02, LD '18) about their Darlington experience, their respective careers and their work as co-chairs on the Alumni Council Darlington Connects committee. 
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Episode 78: Pre-K to 8 Student-athlete Spotlight
October 6, 2022
In this episode, third-grade teacher Steve McConnell talks with Pre-K to 8 students Addie Greene ('31), Hudson Lucas ('31), Finley Pilgrim ('27) and Loxley Pilgrim ('30) about their recent accomplishments in extracurricular sports outside of Darlington. McConnell is an avid sports fan, and his guests enjoy talking with their former teacher about all things baseball and softball.
Listen
Episode 77: A Chat about Freshman Year with Michael Adenrele (’23)
September 29, 2022
In the first-ever student-hosted episode of The Darlington Podcast, senior Michael Adenrele talks with boarding freshmen Pato Alonso and SK McQueen and day freshman Myles Twyman about their experiences at Darlington so far. They chat about classes, activities and what the freshmen are most looking forward to this year. Finally, they share what they love most about the Darlington Community and some advice for students considering Darlington for ninth grade. 
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 95: Building Soft Skills in Pre-K to 8 Performing Arts
February 2, 2023
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell, Theatre Director Shelley Daniel, Choral Director Alex Johnson and Pre-K to 8 Music Teacher Caitlyn Terry. Together, they talk about performing arts in the Pre-K to 8 and how performance opportunites and arts education provides all students with the ability to build soft skills like confidence, connection and compassion.
Listen
Episode 94: Spotlight on Regester House
January 26, 2023
In this episode, Head of Regester House Kim Bell talks with seniors Michelle White, Regester head dorm prefect, and Kate Scott, Regester head day prefect. They talk about Regester House's unique personality, their favorite house traditions and more. 
Listen
Episode 93: A Chat with Kate Flory (’17)
January 19, 2023
In this episode, Director of Annual Giving Julia Thomas ('07, LD '15) chats with Kate Flory ('17) about her Darlington experience, her college and career journey and how she continues to give back and stay plugged into Darlington. 
Listen
Episode 92: Day Student Involvement in Dorm Life: A Look at RUMPUS
January 12, 2023
In this episode, Dean of Student Life Brant Evans talks with senior day students Connor Brown and Georgeanna Demspey and junior day student Asa Shepard about their involvement in dorm life at Darlington, specifically the annual house competition, RUMPUS. The students share some of their favorite RUMPUS memories and how the competition has allowed them to form meaningful relationships with the boarding students on campus.
Listen
Episode 91: A Chat with Darlington’s Cornwell Scholars
January 5, 2023
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with Darlington's Cornwell Scholars, boarding seniors Emma Adams and Mika Lynn and sophomore Nixon Prior. They chat about the their involvement and the opportunities that the Cornwell Scholarship has provided them at Darlington. 
Listen
Episode 90: Year in Review
December 29, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with academic department heads Cristy Baldwin (world languages), Brian Inman (history), Owen Kinney (science), Al Shorey (math) and Melissa Smyly (English). Together, they recap the 2022 calendar year, sharing accomplishments and noteworthy moments from within their departments, their extracurricular activities, and their own personal research and professional development. 
Listen
Episode 89: Holidays Around the World
December 22, 2022
In this episode, Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman talks with boarding juniors Iva Hadzi-Mihailovic and Orafiri Koko and senior Noah Morris about the holiday traditions in their home countries as they prepared to celebrate with their families over winter break. They share about their favorite traditions and memories and what makes the holiday season unique in their cultures.
Listen
Episode 88: A Chat with Seth (’16) & Luke (’17) Parker
December 15, 2022
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas chats with brothers Seth ('16) and Luke ('17) Parker. They chat about their Darlington experience, life after Darlington, what it's like working for their family business, Parker Systems, and more. 
Listen
Episode 87: Spotlight on Moser House
December 8, 2022
In this episode, Head of Moser House Doug Hamil talks with seniors Ebuka Obioha, Moser head dorm prefect, and Joey Kight, Moser head day prefect. They talk about Darlington's house system, the role of head prefects, their weekly Moser Meals and more. This is the second episode in a new series highlighting each of the six residential houses on campus. 
Listen
Episode 86: Fall Varsity Sports Recap
December 1, 2022
In this episode, senior day student Ryland Scott talks with varsity coaches Tommy Atha (football), Brant Evans (cross country), Christina Kopp (volleyball), Matt Larry (softball) and Melissa Smyly (football cheerleading) about the fall athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the fall season, from summer workouts to team bonding to their accomplishments and more. 
Listen
Episode 85: Reflections on Thankfulness
November 24, 2022
In this special Thanksgiving episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with several longtime members of the Darlington Community about their reflections on thankfulness. He is joined by History Department Chair Brian Inman, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97), senior day student Belle Brooks, senior boarding student Noah Morris and seventh-grader Siya Patel. Each guest shares what they're thankful for in many different areas of their lives, but especially why they're thankful for the Darlington Community and what makes it special to them.
Listen
Episode 84: A Chat with Mark Rogers (’94, LD ’12)
November 17, 2022
In this episode, Cassidy Carter, director of development in the Advancement Office, talks with Mark Rogers ('94, LD '12), deputy general counsel at Mohawk Industries. They chat about Rogers' career, from serving the military to practicing law. He offers career and life advice that he shared with Darlington students at Career Day 2022, and talks about how his Darlington experience shaped his path as an adult. 
Listen
Episode 83: A Look at the Teaching & Learning Center
November 10, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Director of the Teaching and Learning Center Jessica Laliberte. They do a deep dive into Darlington's Teaching and Learning Center, including what its resources are, how to obtain accomodations and more. Laliberte also touches on her passion for brain research and how this influences her work in the Teaching and Learning Center. 
Listen
Episode 82: Spotlight on Cooper House
November 3, 2022
In this episode, Head of Cooper House Becks Nolin talks with seniors Emma Adams, Cooper head dorm prefect, and Mollie Sabourin, Cooper head day prefect. They chat about Cooper House culture, RUMPUS, weekend activities for residential students and more. This episode is the first in a new series highlighting each of the six residential houses on campus.
Listen
Episode 81: A Look at New Talent in the Soccer Academy
October 27, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management Matthew Peer talks with Soccer Academy Director Chad Liddle and new academy members, freshmen Preston Duval of George Town, Cayman Islands, and Savannah Palmer of Calhoun, Ga. They chat about their experience as new freshmen on the teams, their goals as players in the program and more.
Listen
Episode 80: Resiliency in Children and Teens with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
October 20, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Math Department Chair Al Shorey and Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, author of "Building Resilience in Children and Teens," the subject of Darlington's first-ever community read. Together, they discuss the inspiration behind Shorey's Thatcher Grant proposal that led to Dr. Ginsburg visiting Darlington twice to meet with faculty, students and parents to discuss topics such as building resiliency, redefining success, coping with anxiety, and more. Dr. Ginsburg shares some of his major takeaways from his time at Darlington, and gives helpful information for parents and teachers who work with adolescents.
Listen
Episode 79: A Chat with Izzy Hortman (’08, LD ’15) and Annie Rosen (’02, LD ’18)
October 13, 2022
In this episode, Becca Wood, director of events and engagement in the Advancement Office, chats with Izzy Hortman ('08, LD '15) and Annie Rosen ('02, LD '18) about their Darlington experience, their respective careers and their work as co-chairs on the Alumni Council Darlington Connects committee. 
Listen
Episode 78: Pre-K to 8 Student-athlete Spotlight
October 6, 2022
In this episode, third-grade teacher Steve McConnell talks with Pre-K to 8 students Addie Greene ('31), Hudson Lucas ('31), Finley Pilgrim ('27) and Loxley Pilgrim ('30) about their recent accomplishments in extracurricular sports outside of Darlington. McConnell is an avid sports fan, and his guests enjoy talking with their former teacher about all things baseball and softball.
Listen
Episode 77: A Chat about Freshman Year with Michael Adenrele (’23)
September 29, 2022
In the first-ever student-hosted episode of The Darlington Podcast, senior Michael Adenrele talks with boarding freshmen Pato Alonso and SK McQueen and day freshman Myles Twyman about their experiences at Darlington so far. They chat about classes, activities and what the freshmen are most looking forward to this year. Finally, they share what they love most about the Darlington Community and some advice for students considering Darlington for ninth grade. 
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