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
It has been nearly thirty months since the passing of 21 year-old Luca Harrell, Durham Academy alumnus '10 and the son of longtime DA teachers Daniela (now in our Middle School) and Steve (now at St. David's in Raleigh).
While time moves forward, Luca’s family – like many of his teachers and friends - grieves him every day.
As you can see in Luca’s obituary, he was deeply touched by the child development centers and self-sustainable development projects he visited in Kenya with his family during the summer of 2012. In lieu of flowers at Luca’s funeral, his family invited donations to Africa Exchange and its programs in the Masai Mara.
Yesterday Daniela shared with me a remarkable blog post – written by her sister-in-law Melody and dedicated to the memory of…
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