Heads Up

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-SteinerHead of School 

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We are being tested

The following note arrived in my inbox this afternoon from our Athletic Director Steve Engebretsen. I feel his pain and love his resilience. Thanks to everyone for patience and flexibility of late. The forecast for tomorrow afternoon: 65 degrees and sunny.

Sometimes you just have to laugh.


After shoveling snow from the sidewalks around Kirby Gym with help from the maintenance guys and basketball coaches Tim McKenna and Andy Pogach, so that DA could host the TISAC basketball tournament two days later than planned, and braving the roads like some of you to get to school, or home from school in February, I was actually looking forward to the hectic spring athletic season.


Well the athletic season is here, but not the spring part! I painted lines on Moylan Field while a still…

Posted by in Other on Wednesday March 19, 2014
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