I joined the Alumni Board in 2019 and am excited to serve as the current president. Thirty years as a Black woman and independent school educator has reinforced my determination to support the success of GDS. Participating on the Alumni Board has afforded me the opportunity to re-connect with and deepen my connections with former classmates, students, and teachers. GDS has had such a profound impact on my life. It's truly a unique place, which I hope we alumni can celebrate, preserve, and even help to strengthen.
Since its opening in 1945, the GDS alumni base has grown tremendously. I encourage us to stay connected—whether by committing to serve as a reunion class chair, leading a mini-series course, attending several of GDS's virtual or live events, or simply by reaching out to a former classmate to catch up for a few laughs—each interaction makes us and GDS stronger. I look forward to staying connected with each of you!
Cordenia Paige '83
Alumni Board President