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Episode 109: Reflecting on the Class of 2023

May 11, 2023 | 794 views

Welcome to Episode 109 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell reflects on the Class of 2023 with Upper School Director Chad Woods, Dean of College Guidance Ivy Brewer, Student Body President Collin Rego ('23) and Honor Council President Anaya Desai ('23). 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, where he held the E. Craig Wall Family Mastership.

Chad Woods joined the faculty as a math teacher in 2006 and was named director of Upper School in 2020. 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 Ivy Brewer has served as dean of college guidance since 2022. She has served as associate dean of college guidance since 2007 and 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. Brewer has visited more than 200 college campuses and has been designated a Certified Educational Planner. 

If you can't make it to campus this weekend, Honors Day, Baccalaureate and Commencement will be live streamed here


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Shelley Daniel, theatre director, lends her voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Chastain, content manager.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org