Meet Headmaster Dr. David Tilley, Ed.D

Dr. David Tilley graduated in 1967 from East Ridge High School in Chattanooga. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1971. Upon graduation, Dr. Tilley accepted positions with both Cobb County Board of Education as a teacher and at Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta as their minister of youth. He received his master’s degree in educational administration from Georgia State University in 1975. He went on to serve Cobb County Schools in roles such as administrator, principal, and Director of Personnel for the Assistant Superintendent.

In 1983, Dr. Tilley started Straight Inc., a drug rehabilitation program for adolescents in Marietta, GA. He left there to become headmaster at MPCS where he started the high school and moved the campus to the East Cobb site.

In 1988, Dr. Tilley left MPCS and became Vice President at Lee University (Cleveland, TN) and later at Houghton College (Houghton, NY). He received his doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 1995 in Leadership Studies in Higher Education. He returned in 2004 to again become headmaster at MPCS.

Dr. Tilley is married to Angie, and they have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Board of Trustees

George Ethridge
Board Chairman
Ernst & Young, LLP

Dr. Stanley Wrinkle
Board Vice Chairman
Cobb County Schools
Asst. Superintendent, Retired

Michelle Stubbs
SMB IT Solutions, LLC
VP of Finance & Operations

Keith Johnson
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Regional Vice President

David Sheffield
American Tower Corporation
Vice President, Accounting and Controller

Cindy Rainey
Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC

Dr. Josh Rice
Mount Paran North Church of God
Pastor of Leadership & Community Development

Myra Miller
Piedmont Medical Care Corp.
Vice President & COO

Steve Woodruff
B.O.A. Merrill Lynch
Senior Vice President

Cathy Sewell
CKS Packaging, Inc.

Andy Davenport
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, & Friedman, LLP


Dave Bennett Director of Information Technology
Steve Bohlmann Academic Dean / Director of Directed Studies
Eric Bradley High School Principal
Cary Brague Director of Performing Arts
Shaunda Brooks Director of Admission
Shea Buehler Director of Preschool
Pam Copeland Administrative Assistant - Headmaster
Naomi Crompton Registrar
Aaron Farrant Director of Christian Life
Jodee Foster Human Resources Manger
Mitch Jordan Director of High School Athletics
David Lowery Director of Communications and Marketing
Kathleen McCook Director of Murray Arts Center
Jennifer New Director of Development
Julie Ray Director of Business and Finance
Katy Rogers Curriculum Support (K-8)
Tawanna Rusk Lower School Principal
John Sess Director of Operations
Steve Shelton Middle School Principal
David Tilley Headmaster
Craig Wilson Director of Middle School Athletics


Mount Paran Christian School

1275 Stanley Road 
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Phone: 770-578-0182 
Fax: 770-977-9284

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