Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Michael Natarella

Fourth Grade Teacher

Dr. Natarella has taught at Darlington since the fall of 2020 and serves as a fourth-grade teacher. He holds a B.S. in Social Studies Education from The University of Missouri - Columbia as well as an M.A. in Elementary Education, an M.A. in Education Administration, and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from The University of Alabama. He has more than 20 years of experience in education at all levels, serving previously in administration and teaching roles from pre-school to college. He and his wife, Emily, are the parents of Joseph (’34), Alex (’31) and Anthony (’24).

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Fourth Grade
Literacy - 4th Grade
Science - 4th Grade
College Education
B.S. University of Missouri - Columbia
M.A. University of Alabama
M.A. University of Alabama
Ph.D. University of Alabama

3rd-5th Grade Exploratory: Celebrating Chinese New Year

January 28, 2022
Third, fourth and fifth grade students spend their exploratory time learning about the history of Chinese New Year and making paper lanterns to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

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Anemometer Science Experiment

September 16, 2021
Fourth-graders have been studying the weather and completed an experiment using a homemade anemometer.

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Podcast Episode 10: A Look Into Skills-Based Curriculum & Active Learning

June 3, 2021
Welcome to Episode 10 of The Darlington Podcast! In this episode, Stefan Eady, assistant head of school for academic affairs, chats with Julie Fine and Michael Natarella about Darlington's skills-based curriculum and the importance of active learning as part of Darlington's Cycle of Learning. 

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