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.
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.
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!
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!
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!