In Memoriam Summer 2022

Elizabeth ‘Ki’ Caldwell

Former Durham Academy Middle School faculty member Elizabeth “Ki” Shinnick Caldwell died Feb. 26, 2022. A lifelong educator, Caldwell also taught at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia; St. John’s School in Houston, Texas; and Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. She was awarded the W. Bryan Trammel, Jr. Chair in English at St. John’s School and was a beloved teacher whose wit, passion and creativity inspired more than 1,000 students over the course of her career. Caldwell, who was born in Richmond, was a graduate of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, where she studied English and psychology. She earned her master’s degree in education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and moved to Durham in 1993 with her husband, the Rev. Martin Caldwell, who served as an interim minister at various Durham and Chapel Hill area Episcopal churches. She is survived by her daughter, Whitney Bray Vaughan, and stepdaughters Jennifer Vogel and Rebecca Fowler.

W. Charles ‘Charlie’ Witzleben

Former Durham Academy trustee W. Charles “Charlie” Witzleben died March 4, 2022. Witzleben was the founder and principal of Witzleben and Associates, a fundraising and public relations firm serving higher education, independent schools, health care, arts, social service and faith-based organizations. The firm served more than 150 clients, helping them reach fundraising and capital campaign goals ranging from $2 million to $1.3 billion. Witzleben’s career in philanthropic work spanned 45 years, including senior development positions at Emory University, Mercer University and Durham-based fundraising consulting firm Ross, Johnston, and Kersting. Witzleben retired in December 2019. He served on and chaired various boards, including The Hill Learning Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham Central Park and Mercer University College of Liberal Arts. Witzleben earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University and completed graduate work in business at Georgia State University. He is survived by his daughter Hilary Witzleben Taylor ’97 and son-in-law Carson; grandsons Vaughn and Hugh Taylor; son Clark Witzleben ’07 and daughter-in-law Katy; former wife Karen Witzleben; brothers Larry and Fred; as well as nieces and nephews.

Jennie Harris Wallace

Former Upper School teacher Jennie Harris Wallace died on April 11, 2022. Wallace’s love of the arts, literature and language arts began as a student at Raleigh's Broughton High School. She attended Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia, and pursued an advanced degree at University of Oxford in England. When Wallace returned from England, she began a 27-year teaching career at Durham Academy, sharing her love of language and literature with her students. As a person who immersed herself in music, opera, theater and chorus, Wallace was a firm believer in the power of music. For the past decade, she served as a North Carolina Symphony Society trustee, leading the symphony’s education committee to ensure that thousands of children in North Carolina would have access to music education and supporting talented young musicians. She is survived by her niece, Katherine Wheeler Wallace and husband Mark; their children Kyle, Lili and Jack; and nephew William D. Wallace and son Dylan.

Egbert ‘Bert’ Lynch Haywood, Jr. ’57

Egbert “Bert” Lynch Haywood, Jr. ’57 died on April 28, 2022. He practiced law with his father and brother at the firm his father founded, Haywood, Denny & Miller, LLP, in Durham. Haywood was also an entrepreneur who engaged in real estate development and owned a Teleport (a ground station designed for communication with satellites) in California. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, serving in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps while in college. After graduating, Haywood served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division from 1961–1963. He earned a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Haywood also served as a missionary and hospital chaplain, and he was an active Rotarian and member of the Society of Cincinnati. Haywood is survived by his wife, Joanne; her children Soyanne Mansfield, Juan Francisco and Carolina Muzard; his brother, John Davis Haywood ’63 and sister-in-law Mary Fry Haywood; and his nieces and nephews, Mary Lewis Haywood ’98, John Davis Haywood, Jr. ’00, Robert Edmunds Haywood ’00 and Betsey Haywood Dillon, and their spouses and children.