About Allen

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R. Allen Babcock is the son of a primary school teacher and the great-great grandson of the couple who founded Darlington School in Rome, GA; education runs in his blood.

Allen recently completed the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, Masters program in Private School Leadership.

Long ago, upon graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design, Allen began his career teaching at Culver Academies. Subsequently he taught at Mercersburg Academy, The Hotchkiss School, and Leysin American School in Switzerland. In his most recent post at Keystone Academy, Beijing, he served as an IB Middle Year Program and Diploma Program theatre teacher, dormitory head, and director of the performing arts centre. 

Allen is passionate about helping schools transition from diversity language to true cultural inclusion.