Welcome to Episode 57 of The Darlington Podcast!
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.
Brent Bell was named Darlington's 11th head of school in 2014. With over 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 Darlington, 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 Virginia.
Chad Woods joined the faculty as a math teacher in 2006 and was named director of Upper School in 2019. He holds a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of West Georgia. Chad's previous roles at Darlington have included dean of studies and master scheduler, math department chair, head baseball coach, head softball coach, and head golf coach.
Ivy Brewer has been a member of Darlington’s college guidance staff since 2007. As associate dean of college guidance, she has visited more than 200 college campuses and has been designated a Certified Educational Planner. Ivy holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia, an M.A. from Florida Gulf Coast University and graduate certificate in college counseling from University of California Los Angeles Extension.
William Feng ('22) is a four-year boarding student from Shanghai, China, and Darlington's first international student body president. He is also an executive member of Honor Council; vice president of Physics Club; head prefect in Summerbell House; stage manager and actor in the theater department; and a member of the tennis team, Math Team, and Senior Ventures program. William will attend Duke University in the fall.
If you can't make it to campus this weekend, Honors Day, Baccalaureate and Commencement will be live streamed here.
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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Fox, content manager.
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