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Randy Smith

Head of Summerbell House

Randy joined the faculty in 2000 as a science teacher and was named head of Summerbell House. He has also coached middle school football, wrestling and soccer. With over 25 years of experience in the classroom, Randy holds a B.S.Ed. in Math and Science from Georgia Southern University as well as an M.Ed. and an Ed.S., both in Math and Science, from Georgia State University. He has been a recipient of Darlington’s Brown Faculty Award, a co-recipient of the 2012 Carla and Leonard Wood Faculty Professional Development Endowment Award, and a co-recipient of the 2014 Beachum Master Teacher Award. Randy and his wife, Leigh Ann, have three children, Rand (’18), Lila (’20) and Bradley (’23).

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B.S. Georgia Southern University
Ed.S Georgia State University
M.Ed. Georgia State University

Episode 108: Spotlight on Summerbell House

May 4, 2023
In this episode, Head of Summerbell House Randy Smith talks with seniors Thomas Bethel, Summerbell head dorm prefect, and Connor Brown, Summerbell head day prefect. They talk about Summerbell House culture, dorm activities, favorite memories and more. This is the final episode in a series highlighting each of the six residential houses on campus. 

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Get to Know: Randy Smith

Communications | Jennifer Collins, July 16, 2018
Randy Smith has been a part of the Darlington Community for 18 years and is about to begin his second year as head of Summerbell House. Just how well do you know Coach Smith? Let's get to know him better in this installment of our "Get to Know" series!

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Some faculty, staff to take on new roles

June 28, 2017
The following faculty and staff members will take on new and/or additional job roles at Darlington in 2017-18.

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Darlington's solar farm featured in SAIS article

November 3, 2016
Read the Nov. 2 article from the Southern Association of Independent Schools featuring Darlington's solar farm currently under construction.

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Solar farm to be constructed on Darlington campus

May 24, 2016
Ground will break for a new five-acre solar farm on the Darlington campus in early July. The project, developed by Atlanta-based Inman Solar, will provide power to the local grid by way of a 900-kilowatt solar array consisting of 2,813 modules on tilted panels.

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Happy Birthday Coach Smith!

October 18, 2015
Summerbell and Cooper houses surprised Coach Smith with ice cream and a yummy cake made by Mrs. Vicki.

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Smith to present at international teaching and learning conference

May 7, 2015
Darlington ELA-8 science teacher Randy Smith will join presenters on the collegiate level when he speaks at the Lilly International Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning in Bethesda, Md., May 28-31, 2015. Smith will deliver a presentation titled "Are You Out of Your Flippin' Mind?" about the flipped classroom model and technology integration.

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Professional development grants awarded to faculty members

May 4, 2015
Darlington School awarded professional development funds to faculty members in March following a competitive grant application process.

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Middle School boys advance to FCAA soccer finals

April 7, 2015
Following last week's 2-1 win against Cedartown, Darlington's Middle School boys soccer team has earned a spot in the FCAA Middle School Soccer Championship finals later this month.

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Darlington dominates GISA wrestling tournament, McDurmon secures second championship title

February 1, 2015
Over the weekend, Darlington swept the 2015 GISA Middle School State Championship Tournament winning first place with four state champions, two runners-up, and two third-place finishers. Eighth-grader Rhett McDurmon defeated the reigning Team Georgia wrestler, earning his second consecutive state championship title.

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