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


  • 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

DCSD Prinicpal to Partake in Dancing with DeKalb Stars

Principal Bianca Hamilton of the DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts will partake in a star-studded field of DeKalb County leaders at “Dancing with [...]

Columbia High Navy JROTC Wins Big

Columbia High Navy JROTC wins big at regional drill meet. The Columbia High School Navy JROTC earned nine trophies, including three 1st place [...]

2017 ACT Scores Show Academic Progress

2017 ACT scores show academic progress across the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). In 2017, more than 2,500 students in the DeKalb County [...]

Superintendent’s Statement on DACA Decision

Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green issues statement following DACA decision. On September 6, 2017, President Donald Trump’s administration announced a phased-in termination of [...]

Ashford Park Elementary Teacher Wins $5,000 for STEM

Congratulations to Candice Leonard, a fifth-grade teacher at Ashford Park Elementary School! She is the winner of Orkin’s Start with Science™ Classroom Contest via [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

Week of September 4, 2017 Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and [...]

Sagamore Hills Elementary Celebrates Partnership with Mercer University

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Sagamore Hills Elementary School hosted educators, parents, and district leaders in a joy-filled celebration of their professional development [...]

Cross Keys Students to Exhibit Artwork

Cross Keys High students to exhibit artwork the Museum of Contemporary Art. The artwork of 15 Cross Keys High School students, highlighting the [...]

DECA Students Wins Young Writer’s Contest

DECA Student wins Booklogix Young Writer’s Contest Khalil Siddeeq, a sophomore at DeKalb Early College Academy. Khalil Siddeeq, a sophomore [...]

  • xAshford Park Elementary improvements finished.

Ashford Park Elementary School Improvements

Ashford Park Elementary improvements finished on time and under budget. Ashford Park Elementary School has more parking, a new sidewalk. [...]

Introducing We Are DCSD Magazine!

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

DESA Named Among the Best of Avondale Estates

DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts (DESA) has been selected for the 2017 Best of Avondale Estates Award in the Elementary School category by [...]

Digital Dreamers Initiative Underway!

DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) Digital Dreamers initiative is bringing laptops and wireless access to our students, staff and schools beginning this fall. Check out [...]

2018 Atlanta Families’ Awards Nominations Open Aug. 30!

Nominate Your Favorite Educator for a $7,500 Award! On March 28, 2017, Principal Mitchell Green of Henderson Mill Elementary School entered a jam-packed cafeteria [...]

  • Indian Creek ES school supply donation

Indian Creek Elementary’s School Supply Donation

Gifts of Love, Hope, and School Supplies at Indian Creek Elementary School Volunteers of the Love of Giving deliver school supplies [...]

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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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  • 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