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

Three DeKalb Schools Listed Among Nation’s Best

Three DeKalb schools campuses are listed among nation’s best high schools. Three DeKalb County School District (DCSD) campuses have been ranked among the [...]

Testing In Progress…

DeKalb students to take Georgia Milestones Assessment. DeKalb County School District is entering the testing season! Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessments for Grades 3-8 [...]

Ashford Park Elementary Earns Slot in World Competition

Ashford Park Elementary earns slot in Odyssey of the Mind world competition. Ashford Park Elementary School has punched its ticket to the Odyssey [...]

Student, Teacher Recognized for English Language Learners’ Achievement

DeKalb student, teacher recognized by state for English language learners’ achievement. Stone Mountain High School senior Amina Mohammad has been honored as a [...]

DeKalb Students Headed to Underwater Robotics Competition

Two teams from the DeKalb County School District will advance to a national underwater robotics competition on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Georgia Tech [...]

Henderson Mill ES Awarded First-in-Georgia STEAM Certification

Ceremony Included State-Level Educators & Business Partners It’s 8 a.m. on a weekday morning. Throughout Georgia, adults are driving to work, and children [...]

Update: Sagamore Hills Elementary Team Earns Top Honor

Updated April 24, 2017: The Wildcat Whizzes of Sagamore Hills Elementary School took home a top honor at the FIRST LEGO League Robotics World [...]

Southwest DeKalb High Students Earn Scholarships to Georgia State University

Fourteen students at Southwest DeKalb High School have earned $8,000 scholarships to attend two-year programs at Georgia State University’s Decatur campus. The scholarships are funded [...]

  • Henderson STEAM certification

DeKalb Schools to Host Inaugural LEGO League Tourney

DeKalb Schools to host inaugural FIRST LEGO League tourney for K-2 students. The youngest students in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will make their [...]

DeKalb County Students Named 2017 Georgia Scholars

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) students Samantha Brewer of Dunwoody High School, and Eunice Garcia of Clarkston High School are among 183 graduating seniors [...]

Dunwoody Elementary’s STEM Science Labs

Dunwoody Elementary School Tigers Are Roaring About Fun-Filled Learning in STEM Science Labs! It’s another great day of learning at Dunwoody Elementary School. [...]

  • ART STAR Student Winner

Congrats 2016-2017 ART STAR Winners!

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has announced the winners of its fourth annual ART STAR awards for visual and performing arts. The ART [...]

McNair Middle STEM Teams Earn Top Awards

McNair Middle School STEM teams earn top awards at regional competitions. Two Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition teams from Dr. Ronald [...]

Peachjar: Community Engagement System for Flyers

In an effort to improve parent and community engagement, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has begun using Peachjar, an online service, to send digital [...]

Sprint’s Surprise for Obama Elementary Students

Obama Elementary students receive free hotspots and wireless service from Sprint. Today, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) was joined by representatives from Sprint [...]

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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