Dr. R. Stephen Green, Superintendent/CEO of the DeKalb County School District, has been selected as just one of 86 community leaders that will participate in Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2018.

Leadership Atlanta  is one of the oldest sustained community leadership programs in the nation, and its participants have a unified commitment to move Atlanta forward by delving deeply into the city’s issues. In addition to Dr. Green’s background in public education, this new class hails from diverse industries such as law, corporate, religious, nonprofit, technology, media, healthcare, politics and government.

“I am truly honored to have been selected to this prestigious leadership organization. I am looking forward to the opportunities to learn, collaborate, inspire, and be inspired,” said Green.

According to Leadership Atlanta, the class will learn more about the region during the nine-month program. It will participate in retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, and other activities.

There will also be opportunities for personal growth through self-examination with the goal of being more effective leaders and building relationships based on trust and mutual understanding.