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

Cedar Grove Student Joins School Board At Meeting

Quinque Williams, a senior at Cedar Grove High School, represented her peers across the DeKalb County School District as the student presentative at the Board [...]

  • Charles Taylor, Warren Tech

Warren Tech Trio Makes Vocational Strides in Workforce

Three students at Warren Technical School are making the transition from vocational student to the workforce. The students recently completed their requirements at the school,which [...]

  • Martin Luther King Jr. High School Marching Band

Kings of Halftime Lead 2017 Rose Parade

The Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Marching Band, better known as the "Kings of Halftime", amazed the crowd at the 128th Tournament [...]

  • Cedar Grove HS State Champs!

Cedar Grove HS State Champs!

DeKalb County School District is pleased to celebrate Cedar Grove High School’s 2016 Georgia Class 3A football championship! The Saints defeated Greater Atlanta Christian 30-19 [...]

District’s Communications Team Garners 20 State Awards

The DeKalb County School District Communications Department earned top honors at the 2016 Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA) conference. Garnering 20 awards – including [...]

Redan High Student Represents at Board Meeting

Kailen Tharpe, a senior at Redan High School, poses for a photo with DCSD Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green following the Dec. 5 meeting [...]

State Waiver Gives Flexibility For Achievement

Superintendent R. Stephen Green, far left, and members of his leadership team appear at "On The Scene With Dr. Green" on Nov. 17, 2016. [...]

Cedar Grove Students Earn Medical Credentials

Eight students at Cedar Grove High School received their first white lab coats on Dec. 8 as part of the Reach One Each One High [...]

Miller Grove High Culinary Video Training Series

Students participating in the culinary arts program at Miller Grove High School will showcase their training and skills in a video series by Springer [...]

More School Water Sources Meet Federal Standards

As of December 6, approximately 1,575 water sources in 71 DeKalb County School District (DCSD) schools have been examined as part of the district’s Lead-In-Water [...]

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