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Katie Merritt

Media Arts Teacher

Katie has been the media arts teacher at Darlington since 2017. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and multiple certifications and endorsements, including Master Journalism Educator. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Journalism Education from Kent State University. At Darlington, Katie advises Darlingtonian.com, the Jabberwokk yearbook and Inkslinger literary magazine. She is a member of the Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA), Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), and serves as a director-at-large for the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

Advanced Media: Yearbook
Introduction to Journalism
The Newsroom
College Education
B.A. University of South Florida

Georgia Scholastic Press Association Recognizes Inkslinger as "Small School Winner"

Upper School | Katie Merritt, December 9, 2020
The Georgia Scholastic Press Association has released their evaluations of the 2020 Inkslinger literary magazine and Jabberwokk yearbook as part of the 2020 GSPA Fall General Excellence competition.

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Inkslinger selected as Crown Finalist

Upper School | Katie Merritt, December 3, 2020
For the second year in a row the Inkslinger literary magazine was selected as a Crown Finalist from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. This is the highest award given in scholastic journalism.

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Bringing Disney to Darlington: Reflections on a Virtual National High School Journalism Conference

Upper School | Katie Merritt, November 20, 2020
Working to keep things “normal” for our students is so important. It was great being able to enjoy the NHSJC virtually with them.

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The Inkslinger is Here!

Upper School | , June 29, 2020
The Inkslinger staff is pleased to announce that the Inkslinger 2020 is here!

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Inkslinger Literary Magazine recognized as Pacemaker finalist

February 13, 2020
The National Scholastic Press Association has named Darlington School's Inkslinger literary magazine as one of 16 finalists in its prestigious Pacemaker competition.

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Darlington to present “Shrek The Musical” in downtown Rome, Feb. 14-16

January 30, 2020
Darlington’s fine arts department will present “Shrek The Musical” Feb. 14-16 at the Rome City Auditorium.

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Inkslinger Literary Magazine Honored as CSPA Crown Finalist

Upper School | Katie Merritt, October 31, 2019
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has awarded the Darlington Inkslinger literary magazine as a Crown Finalist.

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Professional Development Spotlight: GISA Presentations

Upper School | Rebekah Kinney, October 10, 2019
The Georgia Independent School Association annual conference will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Tallulah Falls school in Tallulah Falls, Ga. and five members of the Darlington faculty will be presenting at the conference.

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Merritt earns Master Journalism Educator certification

February 15, 2019
Katie Merritt, Upper School media arts teacher, has earned the Master Journalism Educator certification from the Journalism Education Association.

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Newsroom students launch new website for the Darlingtonian

September 24, 2018
Upper School Newsroom editors and staff have been working diligently on redesigning the Darlingtonian and are proud to announce its launch.

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