News Post

Strategic plan survey sees record participation; listening sessions begin Sept. 27
More than 1,400 people shared thoughts and hopes for Durham Academy via the strategic plan survey.

By Michael Ulku-Steiner
Head of School

Thank you to the more than 1,400 people who participated in the strategic plan survey! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and hopes for Durham Academy's future.

The email survey is just one part of a comprehensive effort to make sure every voice is heard and included in the strategic planning process — including upcoming listening sessions for parents, the Parents Association, the Board of Trustees, parents of alumni, and Middle and Upper School students. Alumni will be invited to share feedback at local and regional listening sessions. In addition, DA faculty dedicated their entire Aug. 15 professional development day to strategic plan listening sessions. Please note your opportunities to participate in upcoming listening sessions below:

Strategic Plan Listening Sessions

  • Sept. 27 – Alumni
  • Oct. 3 – Upper School students
  • Oct. 6 – Parents
  • Oct. 10 – Parents of Alumni
  • Oct. 16 – Parents Association
  • Oct. 21 – Parents
  • Oct. 29 – Parents

Please visit for more details about the listening sessions and opportunities to provide your input at every stage of this process. We want to hear from you!

Special thanks to DA parent Tom Pfeil and his market research firm The Link Group for donating their services to field and analyze this survey.