DeKalb County Schools Superintendent receives prestigious awardDeKalb Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green. Photo by AL SUCH with WABE.
The DeKalb County School District’s Superintendent Stephen Green has been named the recipient of this year’s prestigious Pinnacle Award from a metro Atlanta nonprofit, according to a press release from the school district.
Green, who is both the superintendent and CEO of the school district, will be honored at an upcoming event “recognizing his commitment to education, achievement, and bettering the lives of metro Atlanta youth,” the release said. The award recognizes Atlanta professionals who “embody philanthropy,” and it comes from the Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, which promotes child health through a number of free or low-cost events.
Green has worked for the school system since 2015. Before that, he served as superintendent for the Kansas City Public Schools system. As superintendent, he has focused on educational equity, access and achievement in school curricula.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by one of DeKalb County School District’s important community partners,” Green said. “However, I cannot take full credit. My commitment to education is inspired by the stories of perseverance from students, the palpable dedication from our district teachers, and the support of my colleagues. Together, we are taking education in DeKalb County to the next level. This award is evidence that our efforts are not going unnoticed.”
Green will join a number of prominent business leaders, healthcare professionals, philanthropists and top-performing students from Fulton and DeKalb counties at the Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center in Clarkston. In addition to honoring four other community leaders, the event will also award $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school students, according to the school district.