Kelly McDurmon

History Department, Upper School

Kelly has taught history and coached wrestling at Darlington since 2004. He is also an assistant cross country coach and has previously coached middle school football. Kelly holds a B.A. from Berry College. Before Darlington, he taught and coached at Rockmart High School, his alma mater. He has won individual and team state wrestling championships as an athlete and coach. Kelly and his wife, Heather, are the parents of Ansley (’12), Anne Marie (’15), Rhett (’19) and Carl Luke (’21).

AP U.S. History
U.S. History
Boys J.V. Football

Head Coach

Boys Varsity Football

Assistant Coach

Boys Varsity Wrestling

Head Coach

College Education
B.A. Berry College

Miao (‘19) named Darlington STAR Student

February 21, 2019
Darlington senior Arnold Miao (‘19) has been named the 2019 Darlington STAR Student. Miao selected Kelly McDurmon, a history teacher at Darlington School, as his STAR Teacher. 

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Darlington trio win state wrestling titles, team places second in state championship

February 12, 2018
Darlington’s varsity wrestling team finished strong in the GHSA Traditional State Championships which concluded on Saturday, Feb. 10 in Macon, Ga. with six athletes representing the school. The Tigers finished second in the Class A team standings with 113.5 points.

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Darlington duo wins second consecutive state titles

February 15, 2017
Darlington's varsity wrestling team finished strong in the GHSA Traditional State Championships on Feb. 11 in Macon, Ga.

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Professional Development Spotlight: Project Connect & Interdisciplinary Opportunities in Teaching History

Academic Administration | Preston Jacobs '07 , July 6, 2016
On June 8, Kelly McDurmon and I traveled to Asheville, N.C., to attend the Project Connect conference. The focus of the conference was not just to show what the Asheville School was doing, but to showcase the theories behind interdisciplinary work.

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Outstanding students, faculty recognized at Honors Day, Commencement

May 14, 2016
Upper School students and faculty were recognized at Honors Day on May 13, in Morris Chapel, and at Commencement on May 14.

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When a Passion and 'Learning with Passion' Meet

Student Life | , May 10, 2016
The Cedartown Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia will open its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday, June 25. The museum has been a dream of mine for about four years. I can confidently say that Darlington has allowed me to develop with the capacity to think big and to see no challenge as impossible.

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Wright ('16) named regional STAR Student

March 16, 2016
Senior Mary Margaret Wright has been honored as Region 1’s 2016 PAGE STAR Student. Darlington's Kelly McDurmon will advance with Wright to the state level of the competition next month as her STAR Teacher.

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Wright ('16) named STAR Student for Rome City

March 7, 2016
Senior Mary Margaret Wright has been recognized as the STAR Student for the Rome City district, and will go on to compete at the regional level with her chosen STAR Teacher, Kelly McDurmon.

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Professional development grants awarded to faculty members

May 4, 2015
Darlington School awarded professional development funds to faculty members in March following a competitive grant application process.

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Senior Spotlight: Juan Angulo Reyes ('15)

Student Life | , May 3, 2015
Senior Mario Dinatti interviews fellow twelfth-grader Juan Angulo Reyes, a member of the Darlington School Soccer Academy and Summerbell House head resident prefect.

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