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Episode 157: Gabrielle Culberson’s (’26) Story: One Kid! One Kidney!
April 11, 2024
In this episode, Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman talks with sophomore day student Gabrielle Culberson and her mom, Rayan Hart-Culberson, about Gabrielle's journey with kidney disease and the upcoming One Kid! One Kidney! 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run in her honor. 
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Episode 156: Department Head Spotlight: Kim Tunnell
April 4, 2024
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Fine Arts Department Head Kim Tunnell about her love for the arts, what fine arts education looks like at Darlington and more. 
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Episode 155: A Look at Senior Ventures
March 28, 2024
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator and head of Senior Ventures Rebekah Kinney talks with seniors David Edwards, Ava Belle Holcombe, Charlie May and Isabella Spears about their year-long Senior Ventures projects and the valuable skills they’ve gained through this program as they prepare to graduate.
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Episode 154: A Chat with David Sewell (’75) and Laura Guth (’19)
March 21, 2024
In this episode, Director of Annual Giving Julia Thomas ('07, LD '15) talks with boarding alumnus David Sewell ('75) and his step-daughter Laura Guth ('19) about their family legacy at Darlington, their experiences as boarding students over four decades apart and more.
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Episode 153: Middle Grade Trips Recap
March 14, 2024
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with sixth-grader Finley Laliberte, seventh-grader Walker Kines and eighth-grader Sterling Pollard about their week-long grade-level trips in February.
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Episode 152: Department Head Spotlight: Melissa Smyly
March 7, 2024
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with English Department Head Melissa Smyly about what English education looks like at Darlington, her career journey and her extracurricular involvement on campus.
Listen
Episode 151: A Look at iPeriods
February 29, 2024
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Chastain talks with seniors Noelle Adams and Ivan Horvat, junior Kathleen Hwang, and sophomore Ava Ann Woods about iPeriods at Darlington, why they're an important part of the daily schedule, and how they have helped them develop their interests and passions.
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Episode 150: Winter Varsity Sports Recap
February 22, 2024
In this episode, senior boarding student Mary Covington talks with varsity coaches Garvin Edwards (wrestling), Andrea Frazier (swim/dive), Melissa Smyly (basketball cheerleading), Mark Tunnell (girls basketball) and Nathan West (boys basketball) about the winter athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the winter season, from the pre-season to team bonding to their accomplishments and more. 
Listen
Episode 149: A Chat with Banks Mattingly (’11)
February 15, 2024
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97) talks with Banks Mattingly ('11) about his boarding experience at Darlington, his involvement in the arts both by the Lakeside and beyond, and how Darlington has impacted his life and career journey.
Listen
Episode 148: Career Day Keynote by Dwight Hutchins (’82)
February 8, 2024
In this special Career Day episode, listen to Dwight Hutchins ('82), senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, give his Career Day keynote address on Jan. 29. In it, he shares how his Darlington experience shaped the person and professional he has become.
Listen
Episode 147: Producing “Chicago: Teen Edition”
February 1, 2024
In this episode, Theatre Director Shelley Daniel talks with seniors J.R. Johnson, Seidy Pichardo, Kathryn Wilson, Kimberly Johnston and Xiya Burton about the Darlington Players' upcoming winter musical production of "Chicago: Teen Edition." They give a behind-the-scenes look at the production process and what audiences can expect from the show. 
Listen
Episode 146: A Chat with Bill Gilliland (’76)
January 25, 2024
In this episode, Director of Annual Giving Julia Thomas talks with boarding alumnus Bill Gilliland ('76) about his Darlington story, from his favorite memories to his family's boarding legacy.
Listen
Episode 145: RUMPUS Preview
January 18, 2024
In this episode, Upper School administrative assistant Terar Everhart ('13) talks with dorm students Aden Davis ('24), Michael Kearns ('24), Meritt Reed ('25), Pheobe Wilson ('24), and day students Jack Bell ('24) and Ava Belle Holcombe ('24) about their involvement in dorm life at Darlington and how important RUMPUS is to the Darlington Community.  
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Episode 144: Service Beyond Self in the Community
January 11, 2024
In this episode, Upper School history teacher Heather Shores talks with seniors Noelle Adams, Jennifer Hughes, Eva Mosley, Seidy Pichardo, Taylor Zhang, and sophomore Rayna Lee about Service Beyond Self, the community service program, and their involvement. 
Listen
Episode 143: Department Head Spotlight: Al Shorey
January 4, 2024
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Math Department Head Al Shorey about his transition from serving as a lieutenant colonel in the military to the teaching profession, his passion for math education and more.
Listen
Episode 142: Year in Review
December 28, 2023
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Dean of Student Life Brant Evans, Director of Athletics Eddie Guth and Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell. Together, they recap the 2023 calendar year, sharing accomplishments within their departments, noteworthy moments and favorite memories from the year at Darlington. 
Listen
Episode 141: Holidays Around the World
December 21, 2023
In this episode, Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman talks with Elika Lamtar Mohammadi ('24), Moa Berglund ('25), Kathleen Hwang ('25) and Sammy Lewis ('26) to talk about their holiday traditions from around the world in celebration of the holiday season.
Listen
Episode 140: Darlington Through a New Student’s Eyes
December 14, 2023
In this episode, Mark Tunnell, associate director of day admission in grades 6-12, talks with fifth-grader Georgia Elrod, sixth-grader CJ Roper, freshman day student Cora Fannin and freshman boarding student Sara Beth Snider about their experiences at Darlington as new students. 
Listen
Episode 139: A Chat with Jennie Wright (’99, LD ’16)
December 7, 2023
In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with Jennie Wright ('99, LD '16) about her family legacy at Darlington, her experience as a boarding student and her career journey that led her to her current role as chief counsel for the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. 
Listen
Episode 138: Department Head Spotlight: Cristy Baldwin
November 30, 2023
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with World Languages Department Head Cristy Baldwin about her teaching background, what she loves about Darlington, her vision as department head and much more. This is the second in a new series highlighting each of Darlington's department heads. 
Listen
Episode 157: Gabrielle Culberson’s (’26) Story: One Kid! One Kidney!
April 11, 2024
In this episode, Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman talks with sophomore day student Gabrielle Culberson and her mom, Rayan Hart-Culberson, about Gabrielle's journey with kidney disease and the upcoming One Kid! One Kidney! 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run in her honor. 
Listen
Episode 156: Department Head Spotlight: Kim Tunnell
April 4, 2024
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Fine Arts Department Head Kim Tunnell about her love for the arts, what fine arts education looks like at Darlington and more. 
Listen
Episode 155: A Look at Senior Ventures
March 28, 2024
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator and head of Senior Ventures Rebekah Kinney talks with seniors David Edwards, Ava Belle Holcombe, Charlie May and Isabella Spears about their year-long Senior Ventures projects and the valuable skills they’ve gained through this program as they prepare to graduate.
Listen
Episode 154: A Chat with David Sewell (’75) and Laura Guth (’19)
March 21, 2024
In this episode, Director of Annual Giving Julia Thomas ('07, LD '15) talks with boarding alumnus David Sewell ('75) and his step-daughter Laura Guth ('19) about their family legacy at Darlington, their experiences as boarding students over four decades apart and more.
Listen
Episode 153: Middle Grade Trips Recap
March 14, 2024
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with sixth-grader Finley Laliberte, seventh-grader Walker Kines and eighth-grader Sterling Pollard about their week-long grade-level trips in February.
Listen
Episode 152: Department Head Spotlight: Melissa Smyly
March 7, 2024
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with English Department Head Melissa Smyly about what English education looks like at Darlington, her career journey and her extracurricular involvement on campus.
Listen
Episode 151: A Look at iPeriods
February 29, 2024
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Chastain talks with seniors Noelle Adams and Ivan Horvat, junior Kathleen Hwang, and sophomore Ava Ann Woods about iPeriods at Darlington, why they're an important part of the daily schedule, and how they have helped them develop their interests and passions.
Listen
Episode 150: Winter Varsity Sports Recap
February 22, 2024
In this episode, senior boarding student Mary Covington talks with varsity coaches Garvin Edwards (wrestling), Andrea Frazier (swim/dive), Melissa Smyly (basketball cheerleading), Mark Tunnell (girls basketball) and Nathan West (boys basketball) about the winter athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the winter season, from the pre-season to team bonding to their accomplishments and more. 
Listen
Episode 149: A Chat with Banks Mattingly (’11)
February 15, 2024
In this episode, Chief Advancement Officer Julie Lucas ('97) talks with Banks Mattingly ('11) about his boarding experience at Darlington, his involvement in the arts both by the Lakeside and beyond, and how Darlington has impacted his life and career journey.
Listen
Episode 148: Career Day Keynote by Dwight Hutchins (’82)
February 8, 2024
In this special Career Day episode, listen to Dwight Hutchins ('82), senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, give his Career Day keynote address on Jan. 29. In it, he shares how his Darlington experience shaped the person and professional he has become.
Listen
Episode 147: Producing “Chicago: Teen Edition”
February 1, 2024
In this episode, Theatre Director Shelley Daniel talks with seniors J.R. Johnson, Seidy Pichardo, Kathryn Wilson, Kimberly Johnston and Xiya Burton about the Darlington Players' upcoming winter musical production of "Chicago: Teen Edition." They give a behind-the-scenes look at the production process and what audiences can expect from the show. 
Listen
Episode 146: A Chat with Bill Gilliland (’76)
January 25, 2024
In this episode, Director of Annual Giving Julia Thomas talks with boarding alumnus Bill Gilliland ('76) about his Darlington story, from his favorite memories to his family's boarding legacy.
Listen
Episode 145: RUMPUS Preview
January 18, 2024
In this episode, Upper School administrative assistant Terar Everhart ('13) talks with dorm students Aden Davis ('24), Michael Kearns ('24), Meritt Reed ('25), Pheobe Wilson ('24), and day students Jack Bell ('24) and Ava Belle Holcombe ('24) about their involvement in dorm life at Darlington and how important RUMPUS is to the Darlington Community.  
Listen
Episode 144: Service Beyond Self in the Community
January 11, 2024
In this episode, Upper School history teacher Heather Shores talks with seniors Noelle Adams, Jennifer Hughes, Eva Mosley, Seidy Pichardo, Taylor Zhang, and sophomore Rayna Lee about Service Beyond Self, the community service program, and their involvement. 
Listen
Episode 143: Department Head Spotlight: Al Shorey
January 4, 2024
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Math Department Head Al Shorey about his transition from serving as a lieutenant colonel in the military to the teaching profession, his passion for math education and more.
Listen
Episode 142: Year in Review
December 28, 2023
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Dean of Student Life Brant Evans, Director of Athletics Eddie Guth and Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell. Together, they recap the 2023 calendar year, sharing accomplishments within their departments, noteworthy moments and favorite memories from the year at Darlington. 
Listen
Episode 141: Holidays Around the World
December 21, 2023
In this episode, Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman talks with Elika Lamtar Mohammadi ('24), Moa Berglund ('25), Kathleen Hwang ('25) and Sammy Lewis ('26) to talk about their holiday traditions from around the world in celebration of the holiday season.
Listen
Episode 140: Darlington Through a New Student’s Eyes
December 14, 2023
In this episode, Mark Tunnell, associate director of day admission in grades 6-12, talks with fifth-grader Georgia Elrod, sixth-grader CJ Roper, freshman day student Cora Fannin and freshman boarding student Sara Beth Snider about their experiences at Darlington as new students. 
Listen
Episode 139: A Chat with Jennie Wright (’99, LD ’16)
December 7, 2023
In this episode, Director of Alumni Relations Vicki Vincent chats with Jennie Wright ('99, LD '16) about her family legacy at Darlington, her experience as a boarding student and her career journey that led her to her current role as chief counsel for the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. 
Listen
Episode 138: Department Head Spotlight: Cristy Baldwin
November 30, 2023
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with World Languages Department Head Cristy Baldwin about her teaching background, what she loves about Darlington, her vision as department head and much more. This is the second in a new series highlighting each of Darlington's department heads. 
Listen