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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 volunteering with students? Want to root a team on to victory? Find out what is going on through our calendar of events, be sure to update your contact information on the Connect page and check out the Volunteer page to get involved! Alumni are important to Paideia. There is always a place for you here.

Recent News

Paideia Alumna Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40  

Congratulations to Dr. Zerita Buchanan '06 on her 40 Under 40 nomination from the Atlanta Business Chronicle! Troubled by the statistic that African-Americans make up 13.6% of the US population, but only 3.8% of the dental workforce, Dr. Zerita C. Buchanan launched the “Dental Dreams, LLC - Dental Assisting School” to further diversify the dental workforce and provide under-represented minority students with the economic mobility needed to apply to dental school.

Welcome Tom Taylor, Head of School

On July 5, 2023 we welcomed Tom Taylor as Paideia's new Head of School. Tom comes to us from the Riverdale Country School where he served as the head of their upper school. We are excited to get to know Tom and his family better as they join our community. Learn more here as Tom joins the community in our love of learning and makes this job a dream come true!

Paideia Alumnus James Beard Journalism Finalist 

On March 29th, the James Beard Foundation announced its slate of finalists for its 2023 restaurant, chef and media awards. Charles Bethea '00 was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award in Feature Reporting for his piece titled “Trouble Brewing” written for The New Yorker. Way to go Charles! 

Paideia Alumna selected as AJC's woman visionary

High School science teacher and girls ultimate coach, Miranda Knowles '00 was recently recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of five women visionaries in Atlanta making history. Aside from her work at Paideia, Miranda coaches the men's semi-professional ultimate team, the Atlanta Hustle. She has been recognized as a leader in ultimate frisbee as a player and coach, won two national championships at the club level, was the first athlete to win as a player and coach at the World Games and was inducted last fall into the Ultimate Hall of Fame. As the sport continues to rise in popularity, Miranda stands at the forefront as an innovator and a leader. Congrats, Miranda!

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Black Alumni Organization (BAO) presents: On The Come Up, an art display spotlighting notable Black Alumni who studied at Paideia and their impact on the school and beyond. The display will be open through March 1 in the Art Lobby. Following the Black Parent Organization's Black History Month celebration on Sunday, February 26, the BAO will host The Link Up: A networking mixer for Black Alumni from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Art Lobby. Enjoy this preview of the display and come by this February to see more!

On the Come Up picures of notable Black Alumni who studied at Paideia
Paideia Alumna Inga Willis elected to Georgia House of Representatives

Inga Willis ‘94 (Democratic Party) was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 55. She won in the general election on November 8, 2022 and she assumes office on January 9, 2023. Congratulations Inga, we are so proud of you!