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Leslie King
Director of Communications
C: 678-613-6707 
P: 919-287-1729 

Kathy McPherson
Associate Director of Communications
Preschool/Lower School News
Editor, DA Magazine 
919-489-6569 (x6144)

Melody Guyton Butts
Assistant Director of Communications
Middle/Upper School News
Manager, DA Website/Social Media
Manager, News & Notes
919-489-6569 (x6145) 

Sarah Tart
Brand and Design Manager
Art Director, DA Magazine
919-489-6569 (x6153)

Jesse Paddock
919-489-6569 (x6154)

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

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Durham Academy Summer 2019 Magazine cover

Vol. 46 // Issue 2

Nemo: First day of school! First day of school! Wake up, wake up! C’mon, first day of school!
Marlin: I don't wanna go to school. Five more minutes.
Nemo: Not you, dad. Me!
On Aug. 20, a very similar scene will play out in the households of more than 70 kindergartners and their parents.

Read More about Longer Day, Better K



Tina Anderson Bessias ’78
Upper School English and Blended Learning Coach
Cavs Go Green During Winter Seminar

Andrea Caruso
Upper School Science
Cavs Go Green During Winter Seminar

Gib Fitzpatrick
Middle School Math
Asking Big Questions to Help Students Find Their Way