The South Atlantic Conference of Seventh-day Adventist recently named Paula Sanders Blackwell as the new Principal of the Historic Ramah Jr. Academy.
Ramah SDA Junior Academy (RJA) located in the Cann Park Community of Savannah, is one of twenty learning institutions in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina that form a consortium of schools under the auspices of the Education Department of the South Atlantic Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. RJA is kindergarten through eighth grade coeducational, Christian school supported and operated by the West Broad Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2501 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Savannah.
Ramah SDA Junior Academy provides quality education to students without regard to race, religion, national origin or gender. It is founded on the belief that all true wisdom and knowledge come from God, and that education involves the harmonious development of the mental, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of each student. For more than 100 years students of the Savannah metropolitan area have studied at Ramah where 85% of our graduates are admitted to the college of their choice once they reach college age. While RJA has an impeccable reputation for educating generations of children from the same family, RJA continues to maintain distinction in the community for its longevity of Christian service and accomplishment.
Paula is an energetic, “girl-next-door” who loves to encourage other women in fulfilling their full potential in Christ. Paula firmly believes God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans that I have for you…” and she desires to help other Christian women believe that God has a plan for their lives. Paula is a gifted writer, speaker, and worship leader. Paula is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur. In her short lifetime, she has owned a children’s bookstore, and help launch several non-profit organizations. She is a life strategist, she helps women re-craft their lives. Paula is a woman passionate about faith and prayer.
Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, and a Masters degree in Education. She has been an educator for 19 years.
Paula is native of Birmingham, Alabama. She and her husband Redell just recently moved to Savannah. Paula is the daughter of a former Minister and Nurse Practitioner. She attended Oakwood College (later it became a University). Tragically, her parents were almost killed in a car accident in 1989. After coming home and taking care of them; she graduated from Stillman College.
Paula is the eldest daughter of Arthur and Carrie Sanders. She has one Sister Pamela Sanders. She is the mother to twin daughters Mauriah and Maiah, and is a happy stepmother to Traci and DeSean Blackwell and is the Mimi to three beautiful kids KaMel Blackwell, Alana Williams, and Maurice Morris.
Paula has written several books including “Lessons from my Hard Head”, a 52-week devotional book; The 90 day Prayer Journal, a young adult devotional “Lessons for my Journey” which she co-authored with Pastor Kymone Hinds and Dr. Phil Wesley.