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Kaitlin Ward

Librarian, ELA-8

Kaitlin has served as Pre-K to 8 librarian since 2015. She holds a B.S. in Middle Grades from Georgia College and State University and recently earned her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology with a focus on Media Science from Georgia Southern University. Prior to her work at Darlington, Katilin worked in the library at Rising Starr Middle School and as an after-school aide at Huddleston Elementary School, both located in Fayetteville, Ga. She is a member of the American Library Association and Pi Lambda Theta, a national teaching honors society.

Academic Club
Exploratory 7th Grade
Library - 3rd Grade
Library - 4th Grade
Library - 5th Grade
College Education
B.S. Georgia College and State University
M.Ed. Georgia Southern University

Virtual Author Visit

December 15, 2020
Students in grades 3-5 enjoyed a virtual author visit with authors Meg Medina and R.J Palacio.

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Guest author and illustrator Nathan Hale to visit Pre-K to 8

January 10, 2019
Guest author and illustrator Nathan Hale will visit Darlington’s Pre-K to 8 division Jan. 15. 

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Darlington Welcomes Author Deborah Hopkinson

Library Services | Kaitlin Ward, April 25, 2018
Darlington School is pleased to welcome author Deborah Hopkinson. She is visiting with our Pre-K to 8 students on Thursday, April 26 for the entire day so that they can learn about the magic of history and writing.

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Holmes serving as chair of AISL annual conference in Atlanta

April 7, 2018
Two years ago, Melinda Holmes, Darlington’s director of library services, was tapped to chair the 2018 conference for the Association of Independent School Librarians which will be held in Atlanta, Ga. April 18-20.

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Professional Development Spotlight: Darlington Represents at GaETC

Academic Administration | Beth Wardlaw, November 17, 2017
Several faculty members from both Pre-K to 8 and the Upper School attended and presented at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, compliments of the Thatcher Professional Development Grant.

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Spooky Reads for October

Library Services | Kaitlin Ward, October 14, 2016
Even though it is 80 degrees in Rome...it is fall time in the Joanne G. Yancey library. This time of year, the students enjoy reading spooky tales of ghosts and goblins, so here are a few horrible reads that may spark your interest.

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Ms. Ward's Good Reads: Fantasy Edition

Library Services | Kaitlin Ward, September 8, 2016
Dragons, supernatural teens and princesses not in distress! If any of these topics interest you, then so may these book series.

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Summertime is Reading Time

Library Services | Kaitlin Ward, May 12, 2016
Here are several reasons why you should encourage your children to read during the summer!

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Let's "Talk" Books

Library Services | Kaitlin Ward, February 24, 2016
Want an easy way to get your kids reading? Try a book talk!

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Recommended Reads for the Holiday Break

Library Services | Melinda Holmes, December 16, 2015
What better way to spend the holidays than reading a good book! Darlington's library services department shares their top literary picks for all ages for over the break.

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