Mr James Darling

BA, BA (Hons), BEd, MEd

Director of Character and Leadership Development

As a former student and teacher at Lakefield College School, James Darling has literally grown up in the independent school system. James completed an Honours BA in English at Wilfrid Laurier and Trent University, a teaching degree at the University of Toronto and his Master’s of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. James continued to pursue his passion for teaching and learning as a graduate of the CAIS Leadership Institute in 2007 and as a graduate of the CAIS Next Steps program in 2017. Since James first came to HTS in 1999, he has taught both English and drama in the Senior School, serving as chair of the department for eight years. He was the Leadership Program Coordinator for the Senior School before moving into his current role as Director of Character and Leadership Development in 2018. He has also served as a co-director of the Senior School play for the past fifteen years and continues to coach the Senior Boys Soccer team. James resides in Toronto with his wife Linton, their two boys and the family dog, Aussie. James loves to travel and continues to pursue his passions of reading and writing, playing his guitar, soccer, skiing and spending time at the family cottage.