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Thad Mathis

Fourth Grade Teacher

Thad returned to Darlington in 2016 to teach fourth grade. He holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Shorter University, where he was a member of the football team. He is also a member of Teach for America. Prior to Darlington, Thad served as a fourth-grade master math teacher and International Baccalaureate teacher at the Academy of Science and Foreign Language in Huntsville, Ala. While there, he also worked with the robotics team and coached football. A 2010 graduate of Darlington, Thad was highly involved as a student and won the Vincent Dooley J. Award as a senior.

Fourth Grade
Math - 4th Grade
Science - 4th Grade
Social Studies-4th Grade
Boys M.S. Baseball

Assistant Coach

Boys M.S. Football

Head Coach

College Education
MAEd Kennesaw State University
B.S. Shorter College

Darlington's Mathis ('10), Plant ('90) sweep Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge

August 16, 2018
Several members of the Darlington Community put service beyond self when they agreed to participate in the 8th Annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia this month.

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Professional Development Spotlight: Technology Resources for the Classroom

Academic Administration | Thad Mathis, December 13, 2017
I had the opportunity to attend the GaETC Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 8-10, allowing me to learn about several different ways to incorporate more technology into the classroom.

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Professional Development Spotlight: Darlington Represents at GaETC

Academic Administration | Beth Wardlaw, November 17, 2017
Several faculty members from both Pre-K to 8 and the Upper School attended and presented at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, compliments of the Thatcher Professional Development Grant.

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Why I Give: Thad Mathis ('10)

Advancement | Julia Douglas '07, February 7, 2017
Thad Mathis ('10), young alum and fourth grade teacher, shares his appreciation for Darlington School.

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Fifth-Grader wins Geography Bee

January 26, 2017
Fifth-grader Ethan von Bergen has qualified to represent Darlington School in the state round of the National Geographic Bee by winning Darlington’s Geo Bee on Jan. 18 in Thatcher Hall.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Mathis!

November 1, 2016
Summerbell House celebrates Mr. Mathis birthday with mud pie.

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Pre-K & 4th Grade STEM Project

September 23, 2016
The Smith Smarties pre-K students and Mr. Mathis' fourth-grade class work together to solve a problem for the goats in "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" story.

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Mathis (’10) hired to teach fourth grade

August 22, 2016
Thad Mathis ('10) has returned to his Darlington roots this fall to teach fourth grade, which is interestingly enough the grade in which he first enrolled as a student himself.

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School welcomes new faculty and staff

August 8, 2016
Darlington is pleased to welcome the following new faculty and staff members for the 2016-17 school year. All began Aug. 1, 2016, unless otherwise noted

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Two to receive Vincent J. Dooley Awards

March 1, 2010
Seniors Emily Braden and Thad Mathis have been selected as Darlington’s recipients of the Vincent J. Dooley Award, which is given by Athletes for a Better World (ABW) in partnership with the Georgia High School Association to the male and female student who best demonstrate character, teamwork and citizenship.

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