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Owen Kinney

Science Department Chair, Upper School

Owen Kinney has taught Environmental Science, Robotics and Zoology at the Upper School since 1999. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Berry College and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Georgia. During his tenure at Darlington, he has been recognized with several teaching honors, including the Beachum, Awsumb, and Betts Master Teacher Awards. Kinney was also named a Toyota International Teacher in 2006, and in 2010 he received a Fulbright Award to study Education for Sustainable Development in Japanese schools. He and his wife, Rebekah, are the parents of current students Ian ('17), Elliot ('19) and Noah ('23).

AP Environmental Science
Robotics 1/Intro to Engineering
Robotics 2 Honors
College Education
M.S. University of Georgia
B.S. Berry College

1st Grade has a “Dino-mite” Time with Mr. Kinney

May 13, 2019
Mr. Kinney visited first grade today to help the students learn more about dinosaurs.

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Senior Ventures Program: Fostering Leadership, Innovation & Community Engagement

Upper School | Owen Kinney, February 5, 2019
Darlington School is delighted to announce an exciting program for our rising seniors. Senior Ventures is a bold plan, built on the belief that our senior class has the vision and the determination to accomplish great things. Our development committee of faculty and staff is seeking an inaugural cohort of 5-10 seniors to lead our student body with their commitment to community leadership.  

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Get to Know: Rebekah Kinney

Communications | Jennifer Collins, April 20, 2018
Rebekah Kinney has been a part of the Darlington Community for over 13 years. How well do you know Mrs. Kinney? Let's get to know her better in this installment of our "Get to Know" series.

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Cum Laude Society inducts 22 students, 2 faculty members

April 19, 2018
The Darlington Chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 22 students and two faculty members during an installation ceremony on Thursday, April 19 in Morris Chapel.

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Spend spring break in the Galápagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador

September 14, 2017
Darlington students, families, friends and alumni are invited to spend spring break in the Galápagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador with Science Department Chair Owen Kinney.

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Alum nomination wins Kinney a Big 12 Conference grant

August 1, 2017
Upper School Science Department Chair Owen Kinney has been granted $1,000 for classroom supplies from the Extra Yard for Teachers program, an initiative of the Big 12 Conference and the College Football Playoff Foundation.

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Justin Farmer ('87), Owen Kinney to speak at Commencement Weekend events

May 9, 2017
Darlington School is pleased to announce that Science Department Chairman Owen Kinney will be the keynote speaker at the Baccalaureate Service on May 12, and WSB-TV news anchor Justin Farmer ('87) will address the Class of 2017 at Commencement on May 13.

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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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Getting Down to Business in the MakerSpace

Academic Administration | Chris Babb, September 29, 2016
Last spring, Owen Kinney and I were awarded a Thatcher Faculty Development grant to establish a student entrepreneurship program at Darlington School. The program will include a wide range of creative activities focusing on the design and manufacturing of products in our MakerSpace.

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Professional Development Spotlight: To Maine and Back

Academic Administration | Owen Kinney, September 27, 2016
With the help of a generous grant from Darlington’s Thatcher Master Teacher Fund, our family traveled nearly 4000 miles in search of learning opportunities and teaching insights.

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