Contact Us

Frequent Contacts


Durham Academy Hotline

919-489-2534
For School/Extended Day Delays or Closings, Athletics, and Emergency Information

Office of Enrollment Management (Admission)

919-493-5787
3501 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5539

Durham Academy Security

919-451-5940
Answered 24/7, but does not accept text messages.

Preschool/Lower School

919-489-3400
3501 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5539
Fax: 919-489-4893 

Middle School

919-489-9118
3116 Academy Road
Durham, NC 27707-2699
Fax: 919-489-9110

Upper School

919-489-6569 
3601 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5599 
Fax: 919-489-7356

Business Office

919-489-6569
3130 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705-6008 
Fax: 919-489-7466 

Administration

Michael Ulku-Steiner
Head of School
919-489-6569 (x6102)
Administrative Assistant Xandy Jones
919-489-6569 (x6102) 

Kristen Klein
Assistant Head of School
919-489-6569 

Lanis Wilson
Upper School Director
919-489-6569 (x6104)
Administrative Assistant Teresa Evans
919-489-6569 (x6101) 

Jon Meredith
Middle School Director
919-489-9118 (x4102)
Administrative Assistant Kathy Pierce
919-489-6569 (x4101) 

Carolyn Ronco
Lower School Director
919-489-3400 (x2103)
Administrative Assistant Demetra Kontos
919-489-3400 (x2102)

Christian Hairston-Randleman
Preschool Director
919-489-3400 (x2489) 
 

Admissions/Enrollment Management

Office of Enrollment Management
919-493-5787

Victoria Muradi
Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
919-489-3400 (x2111)

Jeff Boyd
Enrollment Management Counselor
919-489-9118 (x4301)

Kemi Nonez
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
919-489-6569 (x6111)

Lori Reade
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
919-489-9118 (x4103)

Lali Pshyk
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
919-489-3400 (x2110)

Athletics

Steve Engebretsen
Director of Athletics
919-489-6569 (x6120)

Andy Pogach 
Assistant Director of Athletics
919-489-9118 (x4305)

Jon Lantzy
Assistant Director of Athletics
919-489-9118 (x4308) 

Meghan Fulton
Head Athletic Trainer
Office: 919-287-1731
Cell: 919-236-9138

Business

Jerry Benson
Director of Business Services
919-489-6569 (x6134) 

Kyle Lewis
Controller 
919-489-6569 (x6137) 

Ellen Tvrdy
Student Billing
919-489-6569 (x6131)

Communications

Leslie King
Director of Communications
919-489-6569 (x6152)
C: 678-613-6707

Kathy McPherson
Associate Director of Communications
919-489-6569 (x6144) 

Melody Guyton Butts
Assistant Director of Communications
919-489-6569 (x6145) 

Sarah Tart
Multimedia Specialist
919-489-6569 (x6153) 

Development & Alumni

Chris Mark
Director of Annual Giving
DA Annual Fund
919-489-6569 (x6147) 

Sarah Motsinger
Associate Director of Development for Campaign Management
919-489-6569 (x6142) 

Tim McKenna
Director of Alumni Engagement
919-489-6569 (x6149) 

Diversity

Kemi Nonez
Director of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Admissions Counselor
919-489-6569 (x6111)

Addresses

Admissions, Lower School, Preschool
3501 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5539

Business Office
3130 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705-6008

Communications, Development & Alumni Affairs, Head of School's Office, Upper School
3601 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5599

Middle School
3116 Academy Road
Durham, NC 27707-2699

Directions

Directions to the Lower School and Upper School Campus


From Interstate 40:
  • Exit at U.S. 15-501 (exit 270) and head north for 1.4 miles.
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto Garrett Road.
  • At the stop sign, turn right onto Pickett Road.
  • At the next light, turn left onto Ridge Road.
  • Turn right into the SECOND Durham Academy entrance on Ridge Road.
  • Visitor parking is on the right; park in any available space.
     
From Interstate 85 or the Durham Freeway (N.C. 147):
  • Exit at U.S. 15-501 and go south.
  • Take the Cornwallis Road exit (exit 106) and turn right onto Cornwallis Road.
  • Go 0.7 mile, and turn left onto Ridge Road. 
  • Go 1 mile.  
  • Turn left into the SECOND Durham Academy entrance.  
  • Visitor parking is on the right; park in any available space.  
     


Directions to the Middle School Campus


From Interstate 40:
  • Exit at U.S. 15-501 (exit 270) and head north for 1.8 miles, following signs for U.S. 15-501 Business North.
  • Turn onto the N.C. 751 ramp.
  • Turn right onto N.C. 751/Academy Road.
  • Go 0.1 mile, and turn right into the Durham Academy entrance. 
  • Visitor parking is on the left, close to the end of the drive near the main office.

From Interstate 85 or the Durham Freeway (N.C. 147): 
  • Exit at U.S. 15-501 and go south.
  • Take the Cornwallis Road exit (exit 106) and turn left onto Cornwallis Road.
  • Go 1 mile, and turn right onto Academy Road.
  • Go 0.6 mile, and turn right into the Durham Academy entrance. 
  • Visitor parking is on the left, close to the end of the drive near the main office.