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
A BIGG deal
On Sunday at 4:00 pm, I’ll be at Durham’s Carolina Theater, supporting my friend and frequent hero Chris Rosati as he and his Inspire MEdia team premiere eight short films about BIGG projects (that’s Big Ideas for the Greater Good).
Tickets are free and the event is open to the public. Click here for tickets and more info.
For those who haven’t heard of Chris, his Krispy Kreme Heist, his appearances on CBS’s On the Road, or his profoundly moving speeches at DA this year, click on the links in this paragraph. Or read the one below (from Inspire Media's website). Or just come on Sunday afternoon. You will leave uplifted.
Three years ago Durham native Chris Rosati was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Rather than let the disease get the best of him, Chris decided to instead use it as a vehicle to positively impact others. This led to his founding of the Inspire Media Network. A sort of 'good news network', this nonprofit multi-media organization is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration by producing, funding and sharing stories of perseverance and goodwill.
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