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
Yesterday at the Hill Center, the Board of Trustees held a reception to honor 30 years of devoted service by Shary Maskel. On Thursday afternoon from 3:15 - 4:15, the broader Hill and DA communities will get a similar opportunity to wish Shary well at a casual frozen yogurt party. All are welcome.
It is not hyperbole to say that Shary Maskel built the Hill Center we know and love today. Of course she's been helped by scores of dedicated and loving teachers, hundreds of happy and grateful parents, and dozens of generous donors and trustees. But Shary has been the thread pulling all those people together for three decades.
At the core of her success is a passionate belief in the potential of every child - especially those for whom school does not come easily. First as a consultant ……
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