Upper 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.

Health Care 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.

Shelly Danser, M.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker and the behavioral health care provider for the Upper School.

Gemina Gates, MPA, PA-C, RN, is DA’s nurse consultant. Parents may occasionally hear from Gates regarding health alerts and advice.

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

During the school day and after school during sports practices and contests, at least one of our three certified athletic trainers is available. These professionals emergency management and care, concussion management and injury prevention.