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Assistant Director of Pre-K to 8
January 29, 2024
As an academic leader for the school, this person helps foster a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating to support the mission and values of the school with the primary goal of crafting a superior student academic experience around Darlington’s Cycle of Learning. Responsibilities include curriculum, instruction, student life, registrar functions, and other duties supporting the day-to-day operations of the Pre-K to 8 division. This position reports to the Director of Pre-K to 8 and works collaboratively within the school's Academic Leadership Team.
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Substitute Teacher
September 1, 2023
A Darlington substitute teacher fully supports the mission and values of the school and has the responsibility for creating the best student experience possible in the absence of the primary classroom teacher. This person provides instruction to students by following plans and materials provided by the teacher and presenting them using instructional techniques which meet the needs of all students. They provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students in a manner appropriate to the grade level. They supervise students in a variety of school-related settings and activities and follow all required procedures and practices. 
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Episode 120: A Look at Summer Professional Development
July 27, 2023
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator Rebekah Kinney talks with second-grade teacher Courtney Cescutti, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center Jessica Laliberte and pre-K teacher Beth Smith about their summer professional development activities. They share about each of the work they have been doing within their colleagues and how it has prepared them for the coming school year. 
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Episode 95: Building Soft Skills in Pre-K to 8 Performing Arts
February 2, 2023
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell, Theatre Director Shelley Daniel, Choral Director Alex Johnson and Pre-K to 8 Music Teacher Caitlyn Terry. Together, they talk about performing arts in the Pre-K to 8 and how performance opportunites and arts education provides all students with the ability to build soft skills like confidence, connection and compassion.
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Episode 73: A Glimpse Into Active Learning in the Middle Grades
September 1, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with middle grades teachers Andrew Beckman, science; Ashley Evans, Spanish; and Kevin Ivester ('87), math, about active learning and the skills-based curriculum in the middle grades. They share active learning stories from their classrooms and touch on why they think Darlington's skills-based curriculum benefits students at this age.
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Assistant Director of Pre-K to 8
January 29, 2024
As an academic leader for the school, this person helps foster a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating to support the mission and values of the school with the primary goal of crafting a superior student academic experience around Darlington’s Cycle of Learning. Responsibilities include curriculum, instruction, student life, registrar functions, and other duties supporting the day-to-day operations of the Pre-K to 8 division. This position reports to the Director of Pre-K to 8 and works collaboratively within the school's Academic Leadership Team.
Read More
Substitute Teacher
September 1, 2023
A Darlington substitute teacher fully supports the mission and values of the school and has the responsibility for creating the best student experience possible in the absence of the primary classroom teacher. This person provides instruction to students by following plans and materials provided by the teacher and presenting them using instructional techniques which meet the needs of all students. They provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students in a manner appropriate to the grade level. They supervise students in a variety of school-related settings and activities and follow all required procedures and practices. 
Read More
Episode 120: A Look at Summer Professional Development
July 27, 2023
In this episode, Professional Development Coordinator Rebekah Kinney talks with second-grade teacher Courtney Cescutti, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center Jessica Laliberte and pre-K teacher Beth Smith about their summer professional development activities. They share about each of the work they have been doing within their colleagues and how it has prepared them for the coming school year. 
Read More
Episode 95: Building Soft Skills in Pre-K to 8 Performing Arts
February 2, 2023
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell, Theatre Director Shelley Daniel, Choral Director Alex Johnson and Pre-K to 8 Music Teacher Caitlyn Terry. Together, they talk about performing arts in the Pre-K to 8 and how performance opportunites and arts education provides all students with the ability to build soft skills like confidence, connection and compassion.
Read More
Episode 73: A Glimpse Into Active Learning in the Middle Grades
September 1, 2022
In this episode, Director of Pre-K to 8 Hope Jones talks with middle grades teachers Andrew Beckman, science; Ashley Evans, Spanish; and Kevin Ivester ('87), math, about active learning and the skills-based curriculum in the middle grades. They share active learning stories from their classrooms and touch on why they think Darlington's skills-based curriculum benefits students at this age.
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