Lower School Wellness

A vital component of a "moral, happy, productive" life — Durham Academy's goal for each student — is physical, social-emotional and mental wellness.

Wellness Professionals

Teachers are at the heart of wellness efforts, and to enhance care for students and bolster our medical policies and procedures, DA also relies on multiple health professionals.

Hunter Babwah, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is DA’s health director. Parents may occasionally hear from Babwah regarding health alerts and advice.

The Preschool/Lower School Infirmary is managed by Kim Allison, who is available to care for sick students, as well as to administer medication to students who require it on a routine basis.

The Lower School's counselor is Martha Baker. She teaches guidance lessons in the classroom throughout the year on topics like feelings, conflict resolution and appreciating differences. She is also available for individual and small group student counseling and is a resource for teachers and parents regarding students who may be struggling behaviorally, socially or emotionally.

Dr. Walker Robinson serves as DA’s collaborating physician, supervising sports medicine education programming and schoolwide health care policies and protocols.