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

2017 Georgia Milestones Test Scores

DeKalb County Schools: 2017 Georgia Milestones Test Scores Display Academic Progress Across the District District shows significant numbers of students scoring within positive performance levels and [...]

DCSD Unveils New Marketing Campaign

New marketing effort highlights community’s investment in the DeKalb County School District. DeKalb County School District (DCSD) today unveiled the first [...]

Summer Make Overs for Two DeKalb Elementary Schools

While the students of Canby Lane and Fairington Elementary are savoring the joys of summer, their schools are being “crashed!” Both schools are recipients [...]

Get Ready for Back-to-School DeKalb!

Are you ready for the first day of school? Plan ahead and get DeKalb ready via our Back-to-School 2K17 express website!

DeKalb Schools Awarded AdvancED Accreditation Renewal

Update: DeKalb County School District continues improvement, celebrates five-year accreditation renewal from AdvancED. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – In 2015, the DeKalb County [...]

I Love DeKalb Schools

It takes a village for a community to thrive! That’s why we’re celebrating the heartbeat of DeKalb County School District (DCSD) - our staff, students, [...]

Registration for New International & Non-English Speaking Students

Registration Now Open for New International & Non-English Speaking Students for the 2017-2018 School Year. The DeKalb County School District's International Welcome Center [...]

DeKalb County Board of Education Approves FY18 Budget

DeKalb County Board of Education approves $1.74 billion budget for 2017-2018 fiscal year. The DeKalb County Board of Education approved [...]

Proposed Property Tax Increase

News Release- June 1, 2017 DeKalb County School District announces proposed property tax increase. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – The DeKalb County Board of [...]

  • Free Summer Meals For District Students

Seamless Summer Feeding Program Kick-Off

Free Summer Meals Program For DeKalb Students Launches. On June 1, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) launched the free 2017 “Seamless Summer [...]

DeKalb County Board of Education Approves Tentative Budget

The DeKalb County Board of Education approved a tentative $1.74 billion budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year that maintains efforts to focus [...]

DeKalb Schools to Offer Free Summer Meals to Students

TRANSLATIONS The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will once again offer free meals during the summer to area students. As part of the [...]

Chamblee Charter High Receives District’s All-Sports Award

The Chamblee Charter High School athletics program captured its first DeKalb County School District (DCSD) All-Sports Award, edging Arabia Mountain High School by 5.5 points.

DeKalb Teacher Completes Education Policy Fellowship Program

Peachcrest Elementary teacher graduates from Education Policy Fellowship Program. Michelle Simmons, 5th grade special education teacher at Peachcrest Elementary, completed the [...]

2,000 Free Books For Brockett Elementary

Books, books, and more books – 2,000 books in fact…and all of them FREE! Global technology company, Wipro Ltd., delivers book-filled backpacks to the [...]

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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