Darlington School Student Life

Darlington School
Student Life

Meet the Student Life Staff

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Brant Evans

Dean of Student Life and History Teacher, Upper School
(706) 236-0437
(800) 368-4437, ext. 437

Brant came to Darlington in 2008 and currently serves as dean of student life at the Upper School. He also teaches AP government classes and coaches baseball. Brant holds a B.A. in History and an M.Ed. in Social Sciences from the University of Georgia. His wife, Ashley, teaches Spanish and coaches cheerleading and diving.


Jill Babb

Head of Cooper House
(706) 767-3558
(800) 368-4437, ext. 558

Jill has been head of Cooper House, the first-year girls’ house, since 2011. She holds a B.S. in Leisure Studies from Southeast Missouri State University and an M.S. in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. Jill has over 20 years of experience working at sleep-away camp and continues to spend her summers in this residential setting. Her husband, Chris, is a science teacher at the Upper School.


Kim Bell

Head of Regester House

(800) 368-4437, ext.

Kim Bell has been head of Regester House since 2017. She holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A., both from Shorter College. Bell has more than 20 years of experience in training and team building, most recently as CFO and human resources director at Fox Trucking. The majority of her career has been spent in finance and operations, and she has enjoyed the opportunity to focus on teaching and mentoring teams. Bell also spent 15 years managing the college intern program at multiple financial institutions and five years teaching management, leadership, economics, finance, and communication courses at Shorter College as an adjunct instructor. She and her husband Paul, Darlington's database administrator, are the parents of Reese ('26).


Paul Bell

Database Administrator, Information Technology
(706) 802-4374
(800) 368-4437, ext. 374

Paul has been a member of Darlington's information technology staff since 2010. He currently serves as database administrator and assists with technology support. Paul graduated from Shorter College with a B.B.A. and has over two decades of experience working in various school systems. He and his wife, Kim, have one daughter.


Karen Calvert

Head of House, Thornwood

(800) 368-4437, ext.


Doug Hamil

Head of Moser House
(706) 236-0423
(800) 368-4437, ext. 423

Doug became Head of Moser House in 2014 following seven years of service as director of graphic design in the school's Communication Office. He holds an associate’s degree in Visual Communication from The Art Institute of Atlanta, and has over 30 years of experience in advertising, graphic design and multimedia communications. He is also an accomplished illustrator. Prior to his work at Darlington, Doug owned and operated Doug Hamil Advertising Inc. An Eagle Scout, he has also been an active Boy Scout leader since 2003.


Tara Inman

Dean of Students for Global Education
(706) 235-6051
(800) 368-4437, ext. 051

Tara joined Darlington's student life team in 2002 and was named dean of students for global education in 2016. Previously, she held the roles of director of ESL, spiritual life coordinator and head of house. Tara holds a B.A. and an M.A.T., both from Carson-Newman College. She and her husband Brian, an Upper School history teacher, live on campus with their children, Maggie ('19), Davis ('23), Wesley ('23) and Harrison ('26).


Randy Smith

Head of Summerbell House
(706) 314-3683
(800) 368-4437, ext. 683

Randy has taught science at Darlington since 2000 and also coaches Middle School wrestling and soccer. With over 20 years of experience in the classroom, he holds a B.S.Ed. in Math and Science from Georgia Southern University as well as an M.Ed. and an Ed.S., both in Math and Science, from Georgia State University. Randy is a member of ISTE, a recipient of Darlington's Brown Faculty Award, a co-recipient of the 2012 Carla and Leonard Wood Faculty Professional Development Endowment Award, and a co-recipient of the 2014 Beachum Master Teacher Award. He was also selected to present at the 2013 & 2014 iSummit Technology Conferences and 2013 & 2014 Annual GISA Conferences encouraging the integration of technology in the classroom. He has been panelist at the 2014 AATE Tech Forum, and both School Growth and NISCE webinars. He has been invited to speaking at the national 2014 Lilly Conference Series in Traverse City, MI. He and his wife, Leigh Ann, have three children, Rand ('18), Lila ('20) and Bradley ('23).


John Zazzaro

Head of Neville House
(706) 236-0469
(800) 368-4437, ext. 469

John has been head of Neville House and since 2011. He holds a B.A. in History from the College of Wooster and an M.A. in Social Sciences from Wesleyan University. John has more than 20 years of experience teaching, coaching and working in residential life. He and his wife, Bebe, Darlington's Pre-K to 8 counselor, have two children, Casey ('19) and Colin ('19).


Denise Evans

Executive Assistant to the Director of Student Life
(706) 236-0435
(800) 368-4437, ext. 435

Denise has served as the executive assistant in Darlington’s Student Life Office since 1996. She received the William Gordon Neville Jr. House Senate Faculty Award in 2006 and was instrumental in starting the Darlington Diamonds dance program during the 2006-07 school year. Denise enjoys artwork, photography, music and traveling. She and her husband, Wayne, are the parents of Darlington alumni Bryan (’99) and Russell (’03).





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