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

Georgia Board of Education Public Hearing

Fourth Congressional District Hearing on February 27 in Conyers. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. - The State Board of Education for Georgia is interested in [...]

  • DeKalb Schools Welcomes K-9 Units.

Sniffing for Safety

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Welcomes K-9 Units. They can smell dangerous substances left behind for more than a day. They can [...]

  • Avondale Elementary receives robots & 3D printers.

Avondale Elementary Gifted Robots & 3D printers

Avondale Elementary School gifted with three robots and 3D printers. One speaks Spanish. The other gives you a hug. The last one throws [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and career readiness. Twice a month, [...]

  • Redan High Interact Club

Redan High Interact Club

A community for community service. One DeKalb County School District (DCSD) high school club is blending elements of student enterprise, business, community service [...]

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Recap

Reading bowl ignites competition and imagination. More than 840 students from 14 high schools, 20 middle schools and 51 elementary schools in DeKalb [...]

  • Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

Your source for clear and precise news about media reports related to DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Periodically, the district will use this [...]

  • Mrs. Miltner, German teacher at Ashford Park Elementary School, is World Language Educator of the Month.

Ashford Park Teacher Honored by State

Mrs. Miltner, German teacher at Ashford Park Elementary School, is World Language Educator of the Month. For Laura Miltner, a dual-language immersion German [...]

  • JROTC Photo: Cadets Meet Congressman John Lewis

JROTC Cadets Meet Congressman John Lewis

Cedar Grove High Cadets Present Colors at Ceremony Featuring Lewis A group of students from one DeKalb County School District (DCSD) high school [...]

  • Photo: Freedom’s “Freebots” Robotics Team

Freedom Middle “Freebots” Travel to Michigan

Freedom Middle School scholars travel to Michigan to share ideas on water crisis. A recent trip to Michigan has empowered a group future-minded [...]

  • We Are DCSD Magazine Winter 2018- 3rd Edition Now Available

We Are DCSD Magazine: Winter 2018 Issue

We Are DCSD Magazine showcases inspiring stories of achievement and triumph from students, classrooms, labs, stadiums, and more throughout DeKalb County School District.

  • 61 DeKalb Schools Are Honored by Governors Office

Sixty-One DeKalb County Schools are ‘Beating the Odds’

Governor’s Office of Student Achievement Recognizes Schools’ CCRPI Score. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – Sixty-one schools in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) scored [...]

  • 2018 - Can Food Drive

A Movement to Help Peers in Need

Eagle Woods student soars for peers in need. One DeKalb County School District senior is leading the charge in helping fellow students in [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and career readiness. Twice a month, [...]

  • Rock Chapel2: Parents United Through Coffee & Conversation

Parents United Through Coffee & Conversation

Rock Chapel Elementary principal unites parents through 'Coffee and Conversation'. Rock Chapel Elementary Principal Lisa Green is using tried and true methods to [...]

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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