Overview

The Communications team is responsible for maintaining accurate, effective, two-way communication for the District with internal and external stakeholders.

Goals

  • Build and foster support for DeKalb County Schools among teachers, employees, students, parents, business and faith leaders, community groups and citizens
  • Support individual schools, the Superintendent, and other District divisions
  • Increase awareness of communication channels, including digital and social media platforms
  • Promote Community Engagement, Student Achievement and 21st Century Learning

What We Do

  • Coordinate all media relations including media interviews, radio show appearances, photography and videography requests
  • Produce and promote programming for PDS-TV24
  • Create and distribute all news releases on behalf of the Superintendent and the District
  • Create marketing and visual communication strategies to promote the DCSD brand
  • Coordinate all advertising for the District
  • Assist in the development of all official District publications including marketing collateral, signage and presentations
  • Coordinate and promote special events such as dedication ceremonies, conferences, and television tapings
  • Maintains all social media sites for the District (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Coordinate foreign language interpretation and translation

How We Communicate

  • District website
  • School websites
  • Telephone (phone notifications from schools)
  • Social Media






  • PDS-TV24 TV Station Channel 24 Comcast (Live and On-Demand)
  • Media (Television, Print, Online, Radio)
  • Visual Communications and District Style Standards
  • District Communications Monitors
  • Telephone: 678-676-0720

News Archive

  • Henderson STEAM certification

Henderson Mill Elementary Named 1st STEAM-Certified School

DeKalb County School District is proud to announce that Henderson Mill Elementary School is the first school in the state of Georgia to receive [...]

  • DeKalb teachers

New Curriculum to Focus on Individual Learning

Teaching and learning in the DeKalb County School District will be enhanced through a new curriculum that emphasizes both rigor and individual student needs. [...]

  • Disc bots robotics team

DISCBOTS Compete for Robotics Championship

In just its second season of existence, the DISCBOTS robotics came within one victory of competing for the FIRST Robotics championship in Georgia’s Northern Division. [...]

AdvancED Accreditation Review

News Release: DeKalb schools to be recommended for five-year accreditation from AdvancED. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – A preliminary report released by AdvancED, the [...]

School Crashers Makeover

Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce the 4th annual School Crashers program. School Crashers is Georgia United’s largest community outreach program which [...]

Lithonia High School Hosts Inaugural Job Fair

Lithonia High School hosted its inaugural student job fair on March 2. The day-long event featured some of the region’s top employers, poised to [...]

Tucker Middle School Wins Engineering Competition

A team of Tucker Middle School eighth-grade students has earned top honors in a statewide student engineering competition. The students took first place in [...]

School Board Appreciation Week

DeKalb County School District recognizes the contributions and leadership of our DeKalb County Board of Education as part of School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. [...]

DeKalb Students Win 13 Awards at State Tech Fair

DeKalb County School District had an outstanding showing at the 2017 Georgia Educational Technology Fair on March 11 in Macon, Ga. Students took home [...]

Twin Duo Helps Young Writers

Arabia Mountain High twins return to former middle school to help young writers. The Trice twins volunteer to teach expository writing [...]

Cross Keys Students Participate In Ice Cream Taste-Off

Cross Keys students were challenged by High Road Craft Ice Cream to develop a new ice cream flavor. Cross Keys High [...]

Sagamore Hills Celebrates STEM By Building Bridges

Students conduct a STEM project focused on structural analysis and bridge construction. Every March, the 4th and 5th graders at Sagamore Hills [...]

2017-2018 Pre-K Enrollment Lottery

DeKalb schools to host enrollment lottery for pre-kindergarten students. DeKalb County School District will host its 2017-2018 pre-kindergarten enrollment lottery on Wednesday, March [...]

  • College Board Advanced Placement Logo

DeKalb High Schools Earn Advanced Placement Honors

Seventeen high schools in DeKalb County School District have been named to multiple lists recognizing achievements on the 2016 Advanced Placement (AP) exams by [...]

Share Your Input: Parent Satisfaction Survey

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) encourages its parents to share their thoughts on parental engagement by completing the Georgia Parent Survey. The Parent Satisfaction [...]

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Social Media Channels

Welcome to DeKalb County Schools District’s social media page! You can now receive up-to-the-minute news, photos, video and other content promoting students and their achievements by following DeKalb Schools on Twitter and YouTube.

DeKalb Schools is among a handful of school systems in the U.S. with a comprehensive social media program that includes dedicated staff experts to manage and create social media content.

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Contact

  • Andre Riley
    Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing
  • 678.676.2831
  • Thelma Stewart Smith
    Office Specialist to Chief Communications & Community Relations Officer
  • 678.676.0720
  • Larry Steele
    Communications & Productions Manager III
  • 678.676.2464
  • Deseree Edwards
    Office Specialist, Communications Department
  • 678.676.2831