Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
Ms. Z on WUNC
July is typically quiet around my office on the Upper School campus. This summer, however, as some major renovation work on the Academy Road campus pushes Student U's summer program from their regular home, we are happy to host hundreds of Student U students and dozens of Student U teachers (most of them undergrads from NCCU, UNC, Duke, and NCSU) on our Upper School campus.
Among the most charismatic, tireless, and visionary leaders of Student U is Alexandra Zagbayou, High School Program Director.
Today "Ms. Z." was the main attraction on WUNC's The State of Things with Frank Stasio. Click here to hear the inspiring story of Alex's journey from Montreal to the Ivory Coast to Raleigh to UNC and now to Durham Academy and Student U.
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