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John Zazzaro

History Teacher, Upper School

John has been at Darlington since 2011, serving as Head of Neville House and currently as an Upper School History Teacher. He holds a B.A. in History from the College of Wooster and an M.A. in Social Sciences from Wesleyan University. John has more than 20 years of experience teaching, coaching and working in residential life. He and his wife, Bebe, Darlington's Pre-K to 8 counselor, have two children, Casey ('19) and Colin ('19).

AP Human Geography
Modern World History
College Education
B.A. College of Wooster
M.A. Wesleyan University

Some faculty, staff to take on new roles

July 11, 2019
The following faculty and staff members will take on new and/or additional job roles at Darlington in 2019-20.

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An Open Letter of Thanks to FLIK

Student Life | John Zazzaro , September 27, 2017
Thank you to Jeff Beard and Flik for bringing Chef Jet Tila to campus.

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It's a Boys' Life After All

Student Life | John Zazzaro , September 4, 2017
The Boys' Life program hopes to offer fun, camaraderie, inspiration and motivation to the young men at Darlington.

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Things Get Real in the 8th Grade Trading Game

Academic Administration | John Zazzaro , February 24, 2016
The eighth-grade history classes learned about how resources, trading and imperialism go hand-in-hand thanks to a lesson from Oreos and Coca-Cola.

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6 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Come to Tigerfest (But You Really Should!)

Student Life | John Zazzaro , August 25, 2015
Tigerfest is a fun-filled afternoon that celebrates being a Darlington Tiger. There will be lots of fun activities, great food, a pep rally, spirit parade, lots of purple and much more. The best part is, it's all FREE! Read more about this fun event in Mr. Z's light-hearted blog.

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New student government format to debut in 2015-16 school year

May 15, 2015
Darlington's Upper School division will head in a new direction this fall with the restructuring of student leadership from the House Senate to an official Student Government Association. The plans were put into place for the 2015-16 school year by student leaders, faculty advisors and a voting student body.

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Supporting Teens at School: Why We Must Stop Hearing & Begin Listening

Student Life | John Zazzaro , April 22, 2015
Sometimes we "overhear" conversations between students. It is usually teenage banter, but sometimes when you stop hearing and begin listening you see things from a different perspective.

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5 Simple Rules for Raising Boys

Student Life | John Zazzaro , March 19, 2015
As the head of Neville House, I have been charged with the care of 31 upperclassmen. This, of course, comes with a very specific set of challenges but I have discovered that everything I need to know about boys, I learned at summer camp. Read my five simple rules...

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A Lounge by Any Other Name

Student Life | John Zazzaro , February 12, 2015
The Growl is the student lounge and has been many things over the years. But, it has recently transformed into the spot it was always intended to be.

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Student Leadership: House Senate & Prefects Selected for 2013-14

Student Life | John Zazzaro , April 22, 2013
It is my great pleasure to announce next year's representatives for the House Senate. These young men and women will join the Prefects and the Senior Class President to govern the school.

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