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:

South Bank Building
400 West Main St., Suite 103
Durham, NC 27701

Our Mailing Address is:

The Achievement Academy of Durham
400 West Main Street, Suite 103
Durham NC 27701

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)
Stephanie Barnes-Simms
Darryl Childers
Abigail Cohen
Jamie Cole
Clay Harris
Dan Oldman
Jane Wettach


Pam's Story

I had struggled for most of my life. I felt alone. I was attending Northern High School when I met up with the wrong crowd. My life which was already quite difficult started going downhill from that point. At 16 I met a man who I had two beautiful children with. This man, though, did not care about the children or me. He physically and mentally abused me for 8 years. I was shot at and beaten so many times, that my skin color changed.


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