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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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At the heart of GAC is the desire to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).  

GAC stands against racism in any form, whether in word or deed, whether overt or systemic.  Racism is a sin against our fellow human beings, and against God.  We will teach our children to stand against racism, hold ourselves and our students accountable surrounding racism, and continue to change ourselves and our practices, as we continue to learn more.  As Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12:26, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” We make a lasting commitment to keep learning about inequity, and to improve ourselves and our school to more fully live out the love of Christ for all people.

Our goal is to make meaningful progress now and for the future of our children. We are listening to our parents and students, past and present. We are grateful for their hearts and their desire to help GAC move forward. We plan to continue to provide opportunities to listen to members of our community. 

Charles Edwards

“We know that we are only as strong as our most vulnerable. It’s in challenging times like this that we must forgo comfort and convenience in order to continue the hard work of creating a climate and culture where every member of the GAC community feels supported and uplifted. This will be the ultimate measure of our mission and the legacy we leave behind—how we love and honor Christ through the way we fully love and honor one another.”

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Letters from the President

June 10, 2020

I continue to be brokenhearted by all that has unfolded in recent weeks across our nation. I grieve with others for the families of victims like Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd and those whose names we do not know who have suffered needlessly. I wish that racism, and the violence that rises from it, hadn’t caused their senseless suffering and deaths. I want to continue to move to a place where all members of our Black community feel safe and valued. Yet “wishing” things were different brings no progress. We’ve got real work to do.  In America. In every institution. In the Church. In every school and college. And, yes, absolutely—in GAC.

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June 1, 2020

During the past two months, we have faced the hardship and challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic together. The disruption and loss have been real.  Our GAC community experienced the loss of family members, economic hardship, interruption of daily life, and uncertainty about the future. But we stuck together, transitioned to online learning, stayed connected, and finished the year unified. Now, in the midst of this ongoing health crisis, we’ve been reminded of another crisis, one that has been going on for far too long. Like all of you, I have struggled to process the senseless, heartbreaking killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. And so many other needless tragedies, less well known, but just as agonizing. 

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Did You Know?

GAC is blessed with a diverse school community that strives to be a reflection of Christian Atlanta.  The student body is made up of 49% students of color. With currently 27% faculty/staff of color, GAC remains committed to continuing to grow in our hiring and retention of a diverse, highly qualified, faithful team.

Meet the Inclusion Task Force

Commissioned in the fall of 2018, the primary goal of the GAC Inclusion Task Force is to improve the school’s cultural climate for all students, faculty, and staff. Meeting regularly, the task force seeks to identify needs and implement initiatives that reinforce God’s values of diversity and inclusion throughout the GAC community.

Charles Edwards

Chair & GAC Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Tina Bullard

Associate Director of Development

Leonard Burks

Performance Training Teacher

Jimmy Chupp

Director of School Life

TJ Dixon

Middle School Principal

Crystal Downs

High School Academic Dean

Rebekah Gilliard

Lower School Counselor

Tim Hardy

Director of Athletics

Dr. Orpheus Heyward

High School Bible Teacher

Susan Kim

Village Teacher

Natalia Medina

High School World Language Teacher

Kristy Shelton

Elementary P.E. Teacher

Annabelle Townsend

Nurse

Michael Washington

High School Math Teacher

Learn What Makes GAC Unique

GAC Student Leaders Use Music to Highlight Black History

“Music embodies the words we can’t express. It comforts us during our deepest tragedies and fuels us during our greatest triumphs. More importantly, it unites us. Black History Month is not just for African Americans. The music you will hear today is woven into all of our lives” shared Simone Roberts, GAC’s Student Leader of Unity, who then proceeded to further describe the reason for the day’s special chapel assembly. 

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Meadowcreek and GAC maintain years-long service partnership

Everyone could use a little inspiration. For the teachers and students at Meadowcreek Elementary School in Norcross, Georgia, sometimes that inspiration comes in the form of GAC Middle and High School students who take the bus across the street to serve in their classrooms. It’s neighbor helping neighbor, as both GAC and Meadowcreek students benefit from the partnership that has spanned many decades.

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