Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Darlington School: Employee Handbook 2022-2023
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Employee Handbook 2022-2023

This Employee Handbook is intended to provide general guidelines and policies concerning the school’s expectations for performance of faculty and staff. This handbook supersedes all previous employee handbooks that may have been issued in the past. Since the Board of Trustees, as well as administrative and faculty committees, are constantly reviewing the policies and practices of Darlington School, the administration reserves the right to interpret, change, suspend, or cancel with or without notice any or all provisions of this handbook at any time. 

Each employee should become thoroughly familiar with the contents of this Employee Handbook, the Parent and Student Handbook, as well as best practices, procedures and policies of Darlington School. 

 

Mission Statement 

Mission Statement: To empower students to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect. 

Motto: Wisdom More Than Knowledge; Service Beyond Self; Honor Above Everything 

Standards of Excellence: A Darlington Teacher… 

  • Works continually to understand the needs of students, to know who they are, and to recognize the mindsets they bring into the educational environment. 
  • Understands and makes accommodation for different learning styles, and has high performance standards for all students that are appropriate for these various styles. 
  • Is accountable to students, just as students are held accountable by the faculty.
  • Works with students, parents, and colleagues to create a collaborative community of learners that will foster a broad, mutual understanding of educational goals, expectations, and the support systems needed to promote student success.
  • Continually develops expertise in one’s subject area, keeping abreast of changes in methods, technologies and best practices. 
  • Models and nurtures critical thinking and judgment in students, both in and out of the classroom.  
  • Upholds a professional attitude in all behavior and communication with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Holds high expectations for her/himself and students, both in and out of the classroom.  
  • Remains actively engaged in one’s academic discipline in order to keep abreast of the most recent developments, to maintain true enthusiasm for one’s field, and to continue to grow in the discipline through hands-on experience.
  • Encourages the development of his/her faculty colleagues through active collaboration, the sharing of ideas, the mentorship of less experienced faculty, and a respectful attitude for the professionalism of other faculty. 
  • Behaves both on and off campus in a manner that reflects positively upon Darlington School, and that serves as a model for the kind of behavior Darlington expects of its students. 
  • Actively participates in service or committee activities designed to improve the school’s operations and its ability to carry out its mission more effectively.