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DeKalb County Schools superintendent will resign when contract ends in 2020

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DeKalb County Schools superintendent will resign when contract ends in 2020

DeKalb Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green. Photo by AL SUCH with WABE.
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DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green says he is stepping down from his post in 2020.

“DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Superintendent/ CEO Dr. R. Stephen Green intends to continue serving in his current role through June 30, 2020, but will not seek to extend his contract,” the School District announced. “A national search for DCSD’s future superintendent will begin next month, and Dr. Green will remain to help transition the role.”

Green made the board aware of his decision last week.

“The DeKalb County Schools community is truly inspirational. I am proud to have the opportunity to help lead our students to achieve educational excellence alongside our exceptional teachers and staff,” Green said in a press release. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for our District and our students – both have limitless potential.”

Here is the full announcement from DeKalb County Schools:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Superintendent/ CEO Dr. R. Stephen Green intends to continue serving in his current role through June 30, 2020, but will not seek to extend his contract. A national search for DCSD’s future superintendent will begin next month, and Dr. Green will remain to help transition the role.

Dr. Green advised the DeKalb County Board of Education of his decision last week, attributing his departure to personal reasons after thoughtful consideration with his family.

“We are grateful to Superintendent Green for his service to our district for the last four years. He is a dynamic leader with a strong focus on student achievement leading to higher education, work and life-long learning,” said Dr. Michael Erwin, Chair of the DeKalb County Board of Education. “During his tenure we’ve seen the system’s graduation rates increase as well as student participation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.”

“Change in leadership can be challenging, so we are thankful Dr. Green will be with us for one more year as we conduct a thorough and thoughtful search for our next superintendent,” Dr. Erwin continued. “We are committed to a collaborative transition to ensure the future success for our District’s students.”

“The DeKalb County Schools community is truly inspirational. I am proud to have the opportunity to help lead our students to achieve educational excellence alongside our exceptional teachers and staff,” said Dr. Green. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for our District and our students – both have limitless potential.”

During Dr. Green’s tenure, DCSD regained full accreditation and received a five-year renewal in 2017 from AdvancED. His vision to decentralize the District office to place more emphasis on support services in the field for students and their families has led the way for significant academic growth and achievement. DCSD’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores continue to climb each year as well as student progress on the Georgia Milestones End of Course and End of Grade tests.

Dr. Green became DCSD Superintendent/CEO in July 2015. Prior to joining DCSD, he was superintendent of the Kansas City Public Schools. Dr. Green also served as superintendent of Community School District #28 and as an Instructional Superintendent for Region 3 for the New York City Board of Education.

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