Contact AAD

Please call for an appointment before visiting. Class is in session almost all of the time and we prefer that students not be disrupted while working, so no walk-ins please.

Our Classroom is located at:

The WI Patterson Community Center
2614 Crest St
Durham, NC 27705


Our Mailing Address is:

The Achievement Academy of Durham
2614 Crest St
Durham, NC 27705

Our Staff:

Executive Director Gayle Erdheim:
Head of School Kate Blake:
Case Manager Elizabeth Oates:
Accounts Manager Dwight Bunce:


Tom Prescott:

Our Board of Directors

Abby Parcell (chair)
Jane Wettach
Wendy Mccorkle
Dan Oldman
Jamie Cole
Nick Faber
Peter Gorman
Reginald Holt


Daniel's Story

My name is Daniel. I’m 17 and from Durham N.C. I have four younger siblings that I will be responsible for in the near future. My big brother was shot and killed two years ago. In order for me to get a job to make enough money to care for my younger siblings, I have to stay in school. Without an education no-one gets very far in life.


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