Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Jody Deaton

Kindergarten Teacher, ELA-8

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Literacy - Kindergarten
Math - Kindergarten
Science - Kindergarten
Social Studies - Kindergarten
College Education
M.Ed. Berry College
MSEd University of Georgia

Podcast Episode 28: A Look Into Pre-K & Kindergarten

October 14, 2021
In this episode, Pre-K to 8 Director Hopes Jones talks with Pre-K teacher Beth Smith ('87, LD '12) and Kindergarten teacher Jody Deaton about what a skills-based curriculum and active learning look like for our youngest students.

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Christmas Party with the Smarties and Darlings!

December 19, 2018
Our pre-K and kindergarten students gathered together for a joint Christmas party. Thank you to the parents for helping make our Christmas party so wonderful!

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Professional Development Spotlight: Darlington Represents at GaETC

Academic Administration | Beth Wardlaw, November 17, 2017
Several faculty members from both Pre-K to 8 and the Upper School attended and presented at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, compliments of the Thatcher Professional Development Grant.

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Creative Technology Students Become Teachers

September 14, 2017
Middle school creative technology students enjoyed teaching the Deaton Darlings kindergarteners how to use Tinkercad to create 3D shapes. They printed their favorite 3D shape out on the 3D printer and then used the shapes to build different structures.

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Professional Development Spotlight: Apple Vanguard Training

Information Technology | Rebekah Kinney, September 28, 2016
Ten faculty members will earn their Apple Vanguard Certifications during the 2016-17 school year.

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The Power of Sharing...Book Suggestions!

Library Services | Kimberly Perkins, March 31, 2016
There is something special about having an opportunity to discuss and enjoy a shared reading experience with someone we care about and admire. We are drawn to books for different reasons, but a primary one comes via the recommendations by those we respect.

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Darlington to host blood drive in honor of Margaret Olivera

November 10, 2015
Darlington will host a blood drive in Margaret Olivera's honor at the steps of the McCallie-Kennedy Upper School Library on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 7 p.m. The first-grade student was diagnosed last summer with Fanconi anemia, a rare genetic disorder that results in bone marrow failure.

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ELA Cheers on the Volleyball Team

October 20, 2015
PK and K students from the Early Learning Academy send off the varsity volleyball team as they head to the first round of state playoffs!

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Reflections from the Growing Leaders National Conference

Academic Administration | Beth Smith '87, LD'12, September 7, 2015
Several ELA-2 teachers and Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell were able to attend the Growing Leaders National Conference this summer in Atlanta. We were honored to have been awarded one of Darlington's Thatcher Master Teacher Fund grants to be able to learn and grow in many ways.

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Teaching & Learning Best Practices Spotlight: Jody Deaton

Learning Center | Renee Hutchins, November 4, 2013
Jody Deaton is a K5 teacher who differentiates to meet the needs of all learners.

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