Leigh Hadaway is joining the Darlington Community as Upper School history teacher and head varsity swim coach.
“I am very excited to join the history department this year and bring the passion I have for history and learning into the classroom,” said Hadaway. “By studying history, students not only learn about the past and how those decisions shape the present, but also how to think critically, articulate thoughts and develop educated arguments. I hope to bring energy into the classroom that makes students excited about the class material and also challenges them to become lifelong learners.”
A recent graduate of Berry College, Hadaway holds a B.A. in both Visual Communication and History. A leader on campus, Hadaway served as a First Year Mentor and was also communication coordinator for the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship, of which she was a recipient. She received the N. Gordon Carper Scholarship, and the Noel and Todd Carper Award for the junior History major with the best overall academic record in history courses.
While at Berry, Hadaway served as swim team captain and competed in 11 collegiate swim meets and set seven personal records. She remained on the SAA Academic Honor Roll throughout her collegiate swim career and also served as student director for the Sports Information Department. Click here to see details about Hadaway’s swim career at Berry College.