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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 Alumnus 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!

A Day of Service on Campus

Our second Alumni Service Day on Friday, October 21st was a huge success! Many thanks to our Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) for putting this event together. We had over 20 alumni volunteer to pack sandwiches with the elementary, assemble hygiene kits with the junior high and sort clothing with the high school. The Gateway Center was positively overwhelmed with the donations and is grateful to the Paideia community!


Alumni STEMinar with Dave Fergemann

A positive post-pandemic trick we have learned is bringing alumni back to visit campus virtually! Dave Fergemann recently held a STEMinar with Jenny Middleton '06 titled Reading the Ocean's Diary: Unlocking the climate secrets recorded in deep-sea sediment. Dave's robotics class got a visit from Max Justicz '13 to talk about his startup, Charge Robotics, which is building giant robots to build solar farms. Way to go Pythons!

World Games 2022

During the summer two Paideia alumni participated in the World Games and emerged as champions. Grant Lindsley '07 and Chris Kocher '10 now hold two world games titles in Ultimate Frisbee, and our science teacher and junior varsity and varsity coach Miranda Knowles '00 became the first person to win as a player ('05) and coach ('22). Way to go Pythons!

ChrisKocher '10, GrantLindsley '07, Miranda Knowles '00 and Winning Team