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Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Chad Woods

Director of Upper School

Chad joined the faculty as a math teacher in 2006 and was named director of Upper School in 2020. He holds a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of West Georgia. His previous roles at Darlington have included dean of studies, master scheduler, math department chair, head baseball coach, head softball coach and head golf coach. Chad and his wife, Lindsay, assistant controller, have two children, Ava Ann (’26) and Barrett (’29).

Boys Varsity Baseball

Assistant Coach

College Education
B.S. University of West Georgia
M.Ed. University of West Georgia

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.

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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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Upper School Face Covering Update

Upper School | Tannika King , March 16, 2022
Beginning Thursday, March 17, the Upper School will move to a mask optional policy for assembly and chapel services.

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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! 

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Woods named director of Upper School

May 18, 2020
Chad Woods has been appointed director of the Upper School, effective July 1, announced Head of School Brent Bell today.

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Some faculty, staff to take on new roles

June 11, 2018
The following faculty and staff members will take on new and/or additional job roles at Darlington in 2018-19.

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Outstanding students, faculty recognized at Honors Day, Commencement

May 18, 2018
Upper School students and faculty were recognized at Honors Day on May 18 in Morris Chapel and at Commencement on May 19.

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2017 State Golf Championship Results

Athletics | Chad Woods , August 21, 2017
Here are the results of the state golf championship.

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8 Times a Darlington Teacher Made Learning Matter

Academic Administration | Julie Lucas '97, February 7, 2017
When we talk with our students (and alumni!) about what makes Darlington such a special place, the answer is always the same: it’s the teachers. And more than that, it’s our exceptionally accessible and encouraging teachers (and coaches, duty staff and more).

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A Surprise Birthday Party for Coach Woods

October 3, 2016
Summerbell House surprised Coach Woods with Mrs. Vickie's yummy chocolate cake.

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