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Brent Bell LD'14

Head of School

Brent was named Darlington's 11th head of school in 2014. With two decades of experience in education, he holds a B.A. in History from the University of Richmond and an M.S. in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to his work here, Brent was head of Upper School at Randolph School in Huntsville, Ala. He also served previously as assistant headmaster and dean of academic affairs at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., where he held the E. Craig Wall Family Mastership. He and his wife, Andrea, have three children, Charlie ('22), Jack ('24) and Brent ('26).

Courses
Basketball
College Education
B.A. University of Richmond
MSEd Virginia Commonwealth University

Episode 69: Darlington Tigers Football Preview

August 4, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Head Football Coach Tommy Atha and seniors Jack Good and Braden Bell about the Darlington Tigers' upcoming football season. They discuss how the team has been preparing, their goals for the season and what they're most excited about.

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Episode 57: Reflecting on the Class of 2022

May 12, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell reflects on the Class of 2022 with Upper School Director Chad Woods, Associate Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer and Student Body President William Feng ('22). They discuss the senior class's academic, athletic and artistic achievements, as well as some of their most memorable moments as Darlington students.

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Episode 50: A Chat with Laura Whitaker

March 24, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Laura Whitaker, CEO of Extra Special People, Inc., following her March 17 address as the inaugural speaker of the Darlington School Leadership Institute Speaker Series.

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Darlington School Leadership Institute 8th Grade Kickoff

March 21, 2022
Eighth graders took part in their first session of the Darlington School Leadership Institute, a partnership with the University of Georgia's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, during middle grades exploratory.

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Episode 49: Girls' Spring Sports Preview

March 17, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with girls' varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Al Shorey (soccer), Melissa Smyly (lacrosse) and Kevin Hunt (track and field) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little about each team and what we might expect to see over the next few months. 

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Episode 47: Boys' Spring Sports Preview

March 3, 2022
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with boys' varsity coaches Reid Owens (tennis), Al Shorey (soccer), Brendan Leezer (lacrosse), Jared Willerson (golf), Kevin Hunt (track and field) and Matt Larry (baseball) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little about each team and what we might expect to see over the next few months. 

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Darlington School Leadership Institute Kickoff

February 1, 2022
The Darlington School Leadership Institute, a partnership with the University of Georgia's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, had its inaugural session during middle grades exploratory.

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Middle School Honors Students Recognized

January 13, 2022
Middle school students are recognized for their first semester academic honors during a brief Flagpole ceremony.

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Episode 38: Year in Review

December 30, 2021
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell reflects on 2021 with Stefan Eady, assistant head of school for academic affairs, and Division Directors Chad Woods and Hope Jones. What was Mr. Bell's favorite fine arts performance of the year? Which football game is Mr. Woods still talking about? What soundtrack does Mrs. Jones think best describes 2021? What are Mr. Eady's book and podcast recommendations for 2022? Find out right here! 

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Alumni Weekend: Tiger Talk & Brunch

October 16, 2021
Head of School Brent Bell shares his vision for the present and future of Darlington at a Tiger Talk, followed by Brunch by the Lakeside.

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