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Kay Lowe

Spanish Teacher

Kay Lowe will return to Darlington to teach Spanish at the Upper School. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. in Spanish from West Georgia College, and an Ed.S. in Spanish and English from Jacksonville State University. Lowe has more than 30 years of teaching experience, has served as department chairperson, and been named STAR Teacher and Teacher of the Year. She taught Spanish at Darlington from 2005 to 2011 and has served as a long-term substitute teacher.She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. in Spanish from West Georgia College, and an Ed.S. in Spanish and English from Jacksonville State University.

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Spanish 1
Spanish 4
College Education
M.A. University of West Georgia
B.A. University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Specialist Degree Jacksonville State University

School welcomes new faculty and staff

July 9, 2018
Darlington is pleased to welcome the following new faculty and staff members for the 2018-19 school year. All will begin Aug. 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

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NHS inducts 27 new members

February 25, 2009
The Darlington School Chapter of the <a href="https://www.darlingtonschool.org/2426396">National Honor Society</a> inducted 27 new members at a ceremony Monday, Feb. 23.<br /><br /> Each year, sophomores, juniors and seniors who have been at Darlington for the equivalent of one semester or more are eligible for induction. Students are eligible if their overall high school average is at least 87.5. Candidates also must have attained at least one major leadership role either through election or appointment, and must have been involved in two or more service activities per year.<br /><br /> Students who think that they meet these requirements must complete a student activities form to provide information regarding academic awards, character, leadership roles and service activities. Then, in accordance with national rules, a committee of five faculty members, chosen annually by the headmaster, selects new members of the society. <br /><br /> “Membership into the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student,” said Kay Lowe, adviser. “The selecting committee looks for students who reflect the ideals of the NHS by demonstrating excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. We are very proud of our new members.” <br /><br /> New members include Kathryn Aldrich, Kidd Cao, Lyn Chen, Hunter Davis, Carl Edge, Amee Eubank, Haley Harris, Margaret Hjort, Mark Huang, Stephanie Kehl, Jaemin Lee, Hee-yeon Lim, Jason Lu, Leah Mayo, Tami McKenzie, Michael Montanaro, Hannah Montgomery, Robert Mull, Sneh Patel, Alex Pickle, Evan Smallwood, Maggie Sparks, Irene Tae, Will Thoms, Murat Varol, Abby Vincent and Sam Watters.

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World languages department to offer new courses

April 10, 2008
Darlington’s world languages department will introduce two new intermediate Spanish language courses in 2008-09, according to chairman Jim Linos. Both courses are open to students who have completed at least three years of Spanish. <br /><br /> “With these two courses, we will be able to allow students to continue their study of different cultures and their respective viewpoints and experiences without the demanding rigor of an AP test at the end of the course,” Linos said. “Many students want to continue Spanish, but do not wish to take AP or Honors courses. They simply want a way to maintain and increase their speaking and listening skills with the main focus not on grammar (although it will be taught), but rather on the content of communication.” <br /><br /> Contemporary Conversational Spanish will focus on day-to-day conversation. Eighty percent of the student’s grade will be based on oral and aural assessments. Students will strive to become conversationally competent in Spanish in a variety of real-life situations, ranging from Home Depot dilemmas to mission trip interactions. <br /><br /> “I’m very excited about the direction foreign language study is taking at Darlington,” said Kay Lowe, who will teach the class next year. “As an independent school, Darlington is afforded the opportunity to develop a course that not only follows national standards, but responds to the needs of today’s students. The course content will complement other disciplines as well by dealing with economics, persuasive and informative speaking, and vocabulary building.” <br /><br /> Turning Points in Latin American History is another new course with a cross-curricular focus. Students will be immersed in Latin America’s cultural background, while learning more about the historical events that have shaped this part of the world. The goal of this course is to enable student to competently speak and understand the language and values of Latin-American societies. Discussion topics will include colonization, revolutionary movements, ancient civilizations, and heroes and villains. Forty percent of the grade will be based on auditory and oral activities, while 60 percent is based on traditional assessment and project work. <br /><br /> “We are excited about the possible directions that these courses will take our students,” said Linos. “Further, we look forward to expanding the French program at the Middle School. We are already seeing a rapid growth in the study of French at Darlington with 19 students in French 1 this year. We are also looking to add a third language to our curriculum in the next two to three years as we continue to seek new ways to make our students better global citizens.”

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National Honor Society inducts 44

February 25, 2008
The Darlington School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 44 new members at a ceremony Monday, Feb. 25.<br /><br /> Each year, sophomores, juniors and seniors who have been at Darlington for the equivalent of one semester or more are eligible for induction. Students are eligible if their overall high school average is at least 87.5. Candidates also must have attained at least one major leadership role either through election or appointment, and must have been involved in two or more service activities per year.<br /><br /> Students who think that they meet these requirements must complete a student activities form to provide information regarding academic awards, character, leadership roles and service activities. Then, in accordance with national rules, a committee of five faculty members, chosen annually by the headmaster, selects new members of the society. <br /><br /> “Membership into the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student,” said Kay Lowe, adviser. “The selecting committee looks for students who reflect the ideals of the NHS by demonstrating excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. We are very proud of our new members.” <br /><br /> New members include Brody Anderson, Korea Black, Jaclyn Brass, Hunter Brooks, Spencer Carroll, Esha Chandra, Pattanun Chanpiwat, Bob Chen, Ryan Chiu, Caroline Clements, Angie Davidson, Wale Desalu, Mary Frances Doss, Katie Flint, Anna Fox, Tylon Garrett, Matthew Glover, Ben Goldberg, Brittany Hightower, Emily Jackson, Jennifer Jeong, Taylor Josey, Michael Lo, Jess Milner, Katie Mullen, Thuy Nguyen, A. Nutalaya, Will Orr, Jin Woo Park, Ross Rhoades, Molly Safigan, T.J. Shea, Kevin Shen, Esa Sofian, Anna Stephenson, Yumehito Takimoto, Martha Tucker, Sam Tumlin, Megan Ware, Eric Wetherington, John Weeks, A.J. White, Jack Yancey and Dam-Sil Yoo.

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National Honor Society inducts 30 members

February 26, 2007
The Darlington School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 30 new members at a ceremony Monday, Feb. 26.<br /><br /> Each year, sophomores, juniors and seniors who have been at Darlington for the equivalent of one semester or more are eligible for induction. Students are eligible if their overall high school average is at least 87.5. Candidates also must have attained at least one major leadership role either through election or appointment, and must have been involved in two or more service activities per year.<br /><br /> Students who think that they meet these requirements must complete a student activities form to provide information regarding academic awards, character, leadership roles and service activities. Then, in accordance with national rules, a committee of five faculty members, chosen annually by the headmaster, selects new members of the society. <br /><br /> “Membership into the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student,” said Kay Lowe, adviser. “The selecting committee looks for students who reflect the ideals of the NHS by demonstrating excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. We are very proud of our new members.” <br /><br /> New members include Dylan Baker, Isabel Bonnyman, Garrett Brown, Grover Brown, Nat Brumbaugh, Rachel Buckle, Katherine Burton, Anisha Chandra, Eujin Cho, Alexandra Dodd, Lauren Dulaney, Ryan Gaffney, Mac Gilliland, Lauren Hampton, Cleve Jackson, Chang Lee, Laura Lynch, Caitlin Murray, Arm Napombejara, Matt Nelson, Kelly O’Mara, Cole Phillips, Monique Picon, Patrick Pierson, Jett Wayne Puckett, Laura Rhoades, Taylor Richardson, Cedrica Spivey, Lee Taylor and Ali Terrell.

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