Parents Association & Parents Council
The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.
The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.
Parents Bulletin Board
Durham Academy's mission is to "provide each student with an education that will enable him or her to live a moral, happy and productive life." Defining just what that means is The Durham Academy Graduate: A Mission-Driven Life, DA’s schoolwide definition of good character in the form of 15 character traits.
Moral: empathy, kindness, integrity, responsibility, courage
Happy: curiosity, engagement, authenticity, joy, balance
Productive: creativity, drive, resilience, generosity, wisdom
These traits were at the center of the Upper School’s annual Magnificent Community awards assembly on March 8, with 11 students and four faculty members recognized by their peers for exemplifying one or more of the characteristics.
Yaakov Huba (presented by Dr. Lauren Garrett)
Sean Perkins (presented by Michael Savarino)
Nicholas Fogg (presented by Kiran Sundar)
Mrs. Margarita Throop (presented by Yaakov Huba)
Mr. Dennis Cullen (presented by Camille Capehart)
McKinley Windram (presented by Ameya Bellamkonda)
Madeline Genova (presented by Emily Kohn)
Luci Jones (presented by Mira Pickus)
Leo Dombrovski (presented by Mac Hays)
Haley Leversedge (presented by Kathleen Donovan)
Esme Longley (presented by Annie Ma)
Elena Mitzi (presented by Sarah Kim)
Dr. Lauren Garrett (by Ani Bryce)
Coach Jordan Babwah (presented by Lana Kalfas)
Alayah Tedder (presented by Madeline Genova)