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Sadie Burbank

Sadie Burbank

Class of 2008
Director of Alumni Relations

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Welcome Back Paideia Alumni

This section of the Paideia website was designed with you in mind! We hope our website allows you to continue to make lifelong connections among our Paideia alumni family. Alumni are always welcome to visit Paideia. In fact, we encourage it! Interested in attending a concert? Want to root a team on to victory? Find out what is going on and when by viewing the Paideia calendar of events found on the home page. Alumni are important to Paideia. There is always a place for you here.

Recent News

Paideia Alumnus Hugh Hunter visits campus

The high school English department hosted author Hugh Hunter '09 on campus to speak about creative writing and activism to grades 9-12. A writer of young adult fiction, Hugh self published 2 books in 2018-2019, for which he was a grand prize winner in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and more recently, he has had 2 novels acquired for publishing by Random House and FSG. We are lucky to have you Hugh!

Paideia Alumna named Deputy United States Trade Representative

Sarah Bianchi '91 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 23rd to be Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. She and her staff are responsible for all of Asia including China, India, and Africa. The position carries the rank of Ambassador. Way to go Sarah! 

Paideia Alumnus Mosi Secret selected as MacDowell Fellow

MacDowell has chosen journalist Mosi Secret '97 as one of 47 artists from 13 states and 3 countries that were originally awarded last spring just as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic was shutting down the U.S. MacDowell is an artist's residency program in Peterborough, New Hampshire, founded in 1907 by composer Edward MacDowell and his wife, pianist and philanthropist Marian MacDowell. The mission is to identify and champion both emerging artists as well as provide ongoing support for established art makers.

Alumni Parent Council hosts A Look Beyond The Lens: Alumni Documentary Filmmakers

On February 23rd the APC held their annual Lecture Series virtually with moderator, alumni parent David Lewis, in discussion with our talented panel of alumni: Alex Cullen '99, Sam Bathrick '00, Shruti Parekh '06, and Jenna Kannel '10. Watch the discussion below!

Paideia Alumnus Jon Ossoff elected United States Senator

From the Head of School, Paul Bianchi:  To the wide, wide world, he is Jon Ossoff, one of Georgia’s two new U.S. Senators. To us, he is Jon Ossoff ’05.  Jon, who in those years was called Jonathan, came to Paideia beginning in seventh grade. Those of us who taught him appreciated his intellectual curiosity, his independence of mind, and his sense of humor. In those years, Jon tended to run a little late, but he was worth waiting for. He could speak truth to power. For example, on a snowy January night when I finally gave in and called off school for the following day—a decision that every kid in the school was praying for—Jon who had been lobbying me sent me a one-word email. “Wuss.”  Many Paideia graduates and families have been involved in Jon’s campaign. All of us, including this wuss, are immensely proud of him.

Alumni Parent Council hosts COVD-19: Beyond The Headlines

On December 7th the APC held their annual Lecture Series virtually featuring two current and alum parents Jay Steinberg, Chief Medical Officer at Emory University Hospital at Midtown and Wendy Armstrong, Executive Medical Director of the Infectious Disease Program at Grady Health System.  Watch the discussion below!

Paideia Alumna Christina Walker Awarded Zimmerman Scholarship

The National Press Club has chosen Christina Walker '20 as the winner of its 2020 Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship.  Walker won over the judges as a "phenomenal" student athlete, as one of her teachers described her, while building her own brand as a TV broadcaster producing mature, thoughtful and unusual stories on sports. Way to go Christina! 

Paideia Alumna Shivani Beall Honored by NCAA 

Shivani Beall ’16, who played soccer at Emory University for four years, has been selected as the University Athletic Association’s representative for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Congratulations Shivani!