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Brent Bell LD’14

Head of School

Brent was named Darlington’s 11th head of school in 2014. With 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 his work here, 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 Woodberry Forest, Va., where he held the E. Craig Wall Family Mastership. He and his wife, Andrea, have three children, Charlie (’22), Jack (’24) and Brent (’26).

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Campaign Director

February 8, 2024
Darlington School seeks a Campaign Director to join a talented, enthusiastic advancement team. The Campaign Director reports to the Chief Advancement Officer and will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and management of the Capital Campaign. The Campaign Director helps set strategy and executes all aspects of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased campaign. The role entails working collaboratively with the Head of School, Chief Advancement Officer, Advancement staff, and volunteer leaders on various campaign committees.

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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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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. 

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Science Teacher, Upper School

December 15, 2023
The Science Department at Darlington School seeks an experienced Science teacher beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. The candidate must demonstrate mastery of fundamental scientific and teaching skills related to Life science courses that may include Biology, Anatomy, and Environmental Science. The candidate must also be able to teach a skills-based curriculum to a diverse group of students using research-based teaching and strategies. The candidate should value the craft of teaching as much as the skills and content being learned, and would join a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating. 

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Episode 134: Department Head Spotlight: Owen Kinney

November 2, 2023
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Science Department Head Owen Kinney about his history at Darlington, his goals as department head and much more. This is the first in a new series highlighting each of Darlington's department heads.

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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 121: Darlington Tigers Football Preview

August 3, 2023
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Head Football Coach Wayne Groves and seniors Jack Chandler, Connor Ellison and Mackay Rush about the Darlington Tigers' upcoming football season. They discuss Coach Groves' coaching philosophy, how the team has been preparing, their goals for the season and what they're most excited about. 

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Bell, Atkins ('99, LD '15) named to TABS Board of Trustees

June 28, 2023
Head of School Brent Bell and alumnus Sean Atkins ('99, LD '15) have been named to the Board of Trustees of The Association of Boarding Schools.

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Episode 109: Reflecting on the Class of 2023

May 11, 2023
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.

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Episode 97: Checking in with College Athletes

February 16, 2023
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with several Darlington alumni who have gone on to successful collegiate athletic careers. He chats with Trinity Andrews ('21) of Oregon State University gymnastics, Cade Brock ('20) of the University of Georgia football team and Russell Shealy ('18), a recent graduate of Syracuse University and member of the men's soccer team. They share about their experiences as Division I athletes and how Darlington prepared them for that experience. 

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