CommUNITY: Diversity and Belonging
‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12: 30-31
Diversity and belonging at Mount Paran Christian School exists for the sole mission of creating an environment where God’s biblical vision of diversity is embraced and upheld.
We stand on the biblical Truth that God's purpose for diversity is to unify the body of believers on the foundational principle of love. Ultimately, our mission is to unashamedly ensure that the MPCS community exhibits and extends Christian love as one body in Christ — with the goal that everyone is known and loved.
MPCS strives to make sure everyone feels known and loved within the scope of the uniqueness of culture, race, ability, socioeconomic status, and neurodiversity as we are all "fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139:14)
Since 2010, ethnic and racial diversity has tripled among the MPCS student body. The composition of cultural ethnic diversity in our student body is as follows:
45% - African-American
26% - Bi-Racial
13% - Other
9% - Hispanic or Latino
4% - Asian or Pacific Islander
3% - African
Neurodiversity encompasses all K-12 learners with exceptionalities from Directed Studies, Encore, advanced, accelerated, honors, and AP coursework.
Staff members from 12 different countries and multi-cultural backgrounds.
MPCS has done a great job of creating a sense of community across the student, parent, and teacher groups.
Director of Diversity and Belonging
Email: Email Catina
Tel: (470) 250-0008 ext. 3510
The CommUNITY Council consists of MPCS faculty and staff members who represent various disciplines and divisions in the school. The Council's multiphase plan focuses on fostering school unity represented in the body of Christ.
- Catina Taliaferro - Director of Diversity and Belonging
- Kathleen McCook - Director of Strategic Initiatives
- Stephanie Dunn - Director of Admission
- Jocelyn Sotomayor - Assistant Director of Lower School
- Dr. Nikki Hamilton - High School Dean of Students
- Dereko Robertson - High School Bible
- Scott Minear - High School Bible
- Julie Ray - Chief Financial Officer
MPCS makes its students a priority. Every student, no matter his or her academic, athletic, or artistic aspirations, is important. I can promise you that you’ll never be a nameless face while on the MPCS campus – a campus that is chock-full of smiling faces and teachers who genuinely care and will go out of their way to help you inside and outside of the classroom.
Class of 2009