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Darcy Caldwell

Darcy Caldwell
English Teacher
Ed.M., Harvard University
B.A., Brown University
Upper School

Darcy Caldwell continued her education by teaching at Northfield Mount Hermon School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Collegiate School, Riverdale Country School, St. Andrew's School, and Peck School. As her career progressed, she began to see that less effective schools artificially prescribe methods and texts and finish lines that are not connected to the students. Darcy realized that the best schools, like MBS, allow teachers to design their curriculum and use teaching methods that work with the people in the room.

Now in her fourth decade of teaching, Darcy emphasizes that what her students teach her is as important as what she teaches them. Her life as a teacher is shaped by her reading and writing outside of class, and recently, she has focused more heavily on non-fiction and journalism.

Darcy’s favorite moments at school are peripheral, unexpected moments rather than planned events or celebrations. A spontaneous conversation with a colleague or a student can give her a boost of inspiration. A former All-Ivy soccer and lacrosse player with a B.A. from Brown University and an Ed.M from Harvard University, Darcy currently enjoys yoga and hiking up to the second floor of Grant Hall. Her proudest athletic accomplishment is catching a fish with her bare hands.