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

Updated Redistricting Public Meetings

Redistricting public meeting updates in Stone Mountain & Clarkston high school clusters. Information updated as of November 13, 2017 to include new meeting [...]

Student School Board Representative of the Month

Cross Keys High School senior serves as November student school board representative. Dennis Lin, a senior at Cross Keys High School, represented [...]

Community Celebrates School’s Renovations

Community cuts the ribbon on Henderson Middle School renovations. DeKalb County School District (DCSD) leaders and parents cut the ribbon on a large-scale [...]

Henderson Middle Teacher Honored as Top Music Educator

Congratulations to Chorus teacher Dale Duncan for being named one of the Grammy’s Top 25 Music Educators! Music teachers from 25 cities across [...]

Margaret Harris Nurses Finalists for Statewide Award

Congratulations to Doretta Fleet-Thomas and Andrea Mukoko, registered nurses at Margaret Harris Comprehensive School, on being selected as 2017 March of Dimes Georgia Nurse [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

November 2, 2017 Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and career readiness. [...]

Local Fathers Unveil Lending Libraries at Schools

Written by: Austin Leachman, DCSD Communications Intern Nearly 50 fathers and role models gathered at Toney Elementary School on Oct. 27 to unveil [...]

School Nutrition Receives Golden Radish Award

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School accomplishments. Joyce Wimberly (3rd from left), Executive [...]

2018 Graduation Dates Announced

Grad Central Station is your one-stop shop for DeKalb County School District graduation information, created to ensure that we support the academic achievement [...]

DeKalb Teacher Awarded by the AJC

Rockbridge Elementary teacher wins top award from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Tiffany Bunch, a teacher at Rockbridge Elementary School, is one of 10 educators in [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

October 20, 2017 Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and career readiness. [...]

National School Bus Safety Week

DCSD celebrates National School Bus Safety Week at Browns Mill Elementary School. DeKalb County School District (DCSD) showcased one of its new environmentally-friendly [...]

Stoneview Receives Donation from Burlington

Stoneview Elementary School receives $10,000 donation from Burlington Coat Factory. On October 13, at an all-school assembly, teachers at Stoneview Elementary School received [...]

Wadsworth Student Wins State STEM Competition

Wadsworth student earns first-place I state STEM competition. Temple Lester, a fifth-grade student at Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers, was selected as [...]

Parent College Info Night Prepares Families for College

Parent College Info Night helps families prepare for college. The DCSD Parent College Info Night was an opportunity to share with parents about [...]

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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