Watson-Harris promises to work hard on behalf of students, families

Cheryl Watson-Harris was sworn in yesterday as the superintendent of DeKalb County Schools at the Robert R. Freeman Administrative Complex.
The Honorable Judge Gregory A. Adams of the DeKalb County Superior Court supervised the ceremony. Also present were Board chair Marshall Orson, Board vice-chair Vickie Turner, Board member Dijon DaCosta, Mrs. Watson-Harris’ husband and son, and family members from DeKalb County.

“I applied to be the superintendent of DeKalb County because I was excited about the work, the legacy, and all of the incredible things you’ve accomplished so far,” said Watson-Harris. “I really, truly believed that I had the skillset, the experience, the passion and the drive to come here and to work alongside you to help DeKalb soar to new heights. I am truly humbled and honored to be selected, and I am looking forward to our journey together.”

An accomplished leader in education, Watson-Harris brings a wealth of experience from her roles in New York and Boston. Before accepting the role of superintendent of DeKalb County Schools, WatsonHarris served as first deputy chancellor, as well as in other executive positions, for the New York City
Department of Education. Previously she served as a network superintendent and as a principal for Boston Public Schools.