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


Jason's Story

Working as a tutor at the Achievement Academy has helped me develop my communication skills with a group of people I find interesting, that is high school students. I’m just a couple of steps ahead of them, and I understand why it might be hard to pick up a book. But I know that, if they do decide to engage in reading, it will open up many opportunities to them.


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