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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. 
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. 
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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 75: A Chat with Crawford Brock (’72) and Steve Winkler (’72, LD ’15)
September 15, 2022
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97) chats with Crawford Brock ('72) and Steve Winkler ('72, LD '15). The Class of 1972 shares a unique comradery that is legendary within the Darlington Community. Brock and Winkler reminisce on Darlington memories, talk about their upcoming 50th reunion celebration and share about their class-endowed scholarship.
Listen
Episode 74: Getting to Know New Faculty
September 8, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with new faculty members Heather Shores, Upper School history; Caitlyn Terry, Pre-K to 8 music; and Kimi Pichardo, Upper School Spanish. They discuss their career backgrounds, what drew them to Darlington and what they've learned in their first month here. 
Listen
Episode 73: A Glimpse Into Active Learning in the Middle Grades
September 1, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with middle grades teachers Andrew Beckman, science; Ashley Evans, Spanish; and Kevin Ivester ('87), math, about active learning and the skills-based curriculum in the middle grades. They share active learning stories from their classrooms and touch on why they think Darlington's skills-based curriculum benefits students at this age.
Listen
Episode 72: A Look Into College Advising
August 25, 2022
In this episode, Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer talks with new college advisors Jaclyn Haynes, Sam Clark, Toni King and Jared Willerson. College advisors attended conferences and college tours this summer in order to learn more about the field of college guidance and the ever-changing world of college admission. Together with Brewer, they share the most important takeaways they learned at their respective conferences and tours. 
Listen
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.
Listen
Episode 70: A Look at the Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate & Parent Organizations
August 11, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Director of Events and Engagement in the Advancement Office Becca Wood and Darlington parent and President of Pre-K to 8 Tiger PRIDE Nancy Hortman. Together, they chat about the upcoming Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate and what this annual event does to support Darlington parent organizations. 
Listen
Episode 69: Darlington Tigers Football Preview
August 4, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Head Football Coach Tommy Atha and seniors Jack Good and Braden Bell about the Darlington Tigers' upcoming football season. They discuss how the team has been preparing, their goals for the season and what they're most excited about.
Listen
Episode 68: A Chat with C.J. Cypress (’07, LD ’14)
July 28, 2022
In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with C.J. Cypress ('07, LD '14), class agent for the Class of 2007. Cypress reflects on his Darlington experience and shares how it has shaped his adult life, from college to his winding career journey. He shares why he stays involved with Darlington and encourages his classmates and all alumni to attend Alumni Weekend, which will take place Oct. 14-16, 2022.
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
Episode 75: A Chat with Crawford Brock (’72) and Steve Winkler (’72, LD ’15)
September 15, 2022
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97) chats with Crawford Brock ('72) and Steve Winkler ('72, LD '15). The Class of 1972 shares a unique comradery that is legendary within the Darlington Community. Brock and Winkler reminisce on Darlington memories, talk about their upcoming 50th reunion celebration and share about their class-endowed scholarship.
Listen
Episode 74: Getting to Know New Faculty
September 8, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with new faculty members Heather Shores, Upper School history; Caitlyn Terry, Pre-K to 8 music; and Kimi Pichardo, Upper School Spanish. They discuss their career backgrounds, what drew them to Darlington and what they've learned in their first month here. 
Listen
Episode 73: A Glimpse Into Active Learning in the Middle Grades
September 1, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with middle grades teachers Andrew Beckman, science; Ashley Evans, Spanish; and Kevin Ivester ('87), math, about active learning and the skills-based curriculum in the middle grades. They share active learning stories from their classrooms and touch on why they think Darlington's skills-based curriculum benefits students at this age.
Listen
Episode 72: A Look Into College Advising
August 25, 2022
In this episode, Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer talks with new college advisors Jaclyn Haynes, Sam Clark, Toni King and Jared Willerson. College advisors attended conferences and college tours this summer in order to learn more about the field of college guidance and the ever-changing world of college admission. Together with Brewer, they share the most important takeaways they learned at their respective conferences and tours. 
Listen
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.
Listen
Episode 70: A Look at the Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate & Parent Organizations
August 11, 2022
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Director of Events and Engagement in the Advancement Office Becca Wood and Darlington parent and President of Pre-K to 8 Tiger PRIDE Nancy Hortman. Together, they chat about the upcoming Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate and what this annual event does to support Darlington parent organizations. 
Listen
Episode 69: Darlington Tigers Football Preview
August 4, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Head Football Coach Tommy Atha and seniors Jack Good and Braden Bell about the Darlington Tigers' upcoming football season. They discuss how the team has been preparing, their goals for the season and what they're most excited about.
Listen
Episode 68: A Chat with C.J. Cypress (’07, LD ’14)
July 28, 2022
In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with C.J. Cypress ('07, LD '14), class agent for the Class of 2007. Cypress reflects on his Darlington experience and shares how it has shaped his adult life, from college to his winding career journey. He shares why he stays involved with Darlington and encourages his classmates and all alumni to attend Alumni Weekend, which will take place Oct. 14-16, 2022.
Listen