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Ethan Pender ’16

Communication Arts, Upper School

Ethan Pender (’16) has served as communication arts teacher since 2022. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, a B.A. in Spanish and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. After serving as editor-in-chief of Darlington’s three student publications (Jabberwokk yearbook, The Darlingtonian online newspaper, and Inkslinger literary magazine) in high school, Pender looks forward to returning to Darlington as a teacher and advisor to students interested in communication arts. Since college, his work has been focused in the field of political communications, most recently serving on the communications team for Greater Georgia Action Inc. Active in the community, Pender is a member of the Rome Rotary Club and the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, serves as director of public relations for the Floyd County Republican Party, and was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (Georgia Serves).

Contact Information
Communication Arts
Communication Arts I
The Newsroom (Communication Arts II)
The Newsroom (Communication Arts III)
The Newsroom (Communication Arts IV)
Yearbook (Communication Arts II)
Yearbook (Communication Arts III)
Yearbook (Communication Arts IV)
College Education
M.P.A. University of Georgia
B.A. University of Georgia

Episode 159: A Look at Communication Arts & the Jabberwokk Yearbook

April 25, 2024
In this episode, Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell talks with Ethan Pender ('16), communication arts teacher, and Jabberwokk yearbook Editor-in-Chief Aiden Parsa ('24), Photo Editor Kaya Nadu ('26) and Design Editor Murray Ellington ('26). They discuss the production of this year's Jabberwokk, the communication arts program and more. 

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New Donor Spotlight: Ethan Pender ('16)

Upper School | Julia Thomas '07, LD'15, February 3, 2023
Thank you to Ethan Pender (’16), communication arts teacher, for making his first-ever gift to The Darlington Fund last year!

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Darlington welcomes new faculty and staff, recognizes those with new roles

August 18, 2022
Darlington is pleased to welcome the following new faculty and staff members for 2022-2023 and recognize those who will have new roles in the coming year. This list will be updated as employees are hired.

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Jabberwokk Named Best in State

Fine Arts | Adrienne Forgette, October 30, 2016
The Darlington Jabberwokk yearbook received the state's highest honor for yearbooks at the fall Georgia Scholastic Press Association Convention on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the University of Georgia.

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Jabberwokk Vol. 90 receiving high marks of distinction

September 21, 2016
Darlington's first one-school yearbook, the 2016 Jabberwokk, is beginning to receive high marks of distinction on both the state and national levels.

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Jabberwokk Volume 90: A Practice in Design Thinking

Fine Arts | Adrienne Forgette, May 11, 2016
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Darlington's first one-school yearbook.

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Seniors kick off final year of high school with College Boot Camp

August 20, 2015
The Class of 2016 dove head-first into the new school year with the twelfth-grade tradition, hosted every August by Darlington's College Guidance Office. Student attendance is mandatory at the program, which guides future graduates on the path to success by helping them to set and carry out their objectives for higher education.

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The Making of Multimedia: A Group Effort

Academic Administration | Adrienne Forgette, August 20, 2015
Ten students collaborate to create the first Student Publications multimedia story of the year. Read more about the process in this blog by Media Arts Director Adrienne Forgette.

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One Campus, One Community, One School—One Yearbook

Student Life | Ethan Pender '16, July 22, 2015
Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, Darlington’s Student Publications will produce a one-school yearbook. In order for our school to truly think, act, and live as one, there must be a professional historic reference that intertwines the lives of all students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Media arts students attend journalism boot camp

July 17, 2015
Four members of the Darlington Community traveled to St. Louis to attend the Media Now STL High School Digital Media Summer Camp, where they gained insight and new skills to implement into the school's growing student journalism program.

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