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Joe Montgomery

Assistant Head of School for Strategic Initiatives

Joe was named assistant head of school for strategic initiatives after serving as Darlington's chief advancement officer since 2004. He has over three decades of experience in banking and in fundraising for private educational institutions. He holds a B.A. from Stetson University and has completed additional studies at Harvard University’s Institute of Educational Management in the Graduate School of Education and the University of Oklahoma’s ABA School of Banking and Williamsburg Development Institute. Joe and his wife, Rebekah (’78), are the parents of Anne (Montgomery ’05) Parker, Mary Beth (’08) and Hannah (’10).

College Education
B.A. Stetson University

Fisherman’s Academy: A legacy of enduring friendship

April 13, 2017
Over 40 years ago, a group of men started fishing together. From this friendship came the Tommy Brown (‘56) and Bruce Lanier Jr. (‘61) Memorial Fisherman’s Academy, a memorial fund which benefits Darlington students through its contributions to financial aid.

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Montgomery named Heart of the Community honoree

January 25, 2017
Darlington’s own Joe Montgomery, assistant head of school for strategic initiatives, is one of nine local "unsung heroes" to be selected as recipients of the 2017 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.

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Honor Speaker Series continues at Darlington

August 29, 2016
Darlington continues to bring dynamic speakers to campus to engage with students, faculty and staff, and the Rome community as part of the Honor Speaker Series. Learn more about the speakers who will be coming during the 2016-17 school year.

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Some faculty, staff to take on new roles

August 4, 2016
The following faculty and staff members will take on new and/or additional job roles at Darlington in 2016-17.

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Tunnell named inaugural Zelle Chair of Fine Arts

May 11, 2016
Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell has been named the inaugural Robert and Anne Zelle Chair of Fine Arts, announced Chief Advancement Officer Joe Montgomery at the Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner last week.

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Montgomery, Lucas ('97) to have new roles in 2016-17

April 5, 2016
Advancement staff members Joe Montgomery and Julie (Wilson) Lucas (’97) will have new roles in 2016-17, announced Head of School Brent Bell today.

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Darlington Community members featured in Georgia Trend magazine

January 12, 2016
Several members of the Darlington School family have been honored with spotlights as a part of this month's cover story for Georgia Trend magazine. The January installment features a showcase on the "100 Most Influential Georgians" and a list of Georgia “Notables.”

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Darlington to honor Dr. Elson Floyd ('74) with Celebration of Life service

September 20, 2015
Darlington School will host a Celebration of Life service in memory of Dr. Elson S. Floyd ('74) on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. in Morris Chapel. The 2004 Distinguished Alumnus and lifelong friend of the school passed away in June due to complications from cancer.

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New turf to expand use of football field to Darlington Community, dedication set for Friday

August 25, 2015
A portion of the next phase of improvements to Darlington’s athletic facilities will be completed this week with the dedication of the new turf on Jerry Sharp Field at Chris Hunter (’82) Memorial Stadium. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Friday, Aug. 28, at 7.p.m., just in time for the Tigers' first home game.

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Darlington School mourns the loss of Elson Floyd ('74), first black graduate and lifelong friend

June 22, 2015
The Darlington Community was saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Elson Floyd ('74), president of Washington State University and member of the Darlington Class of 1974, on Saturday.

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