September 18, 2023

The 2023-24 school year continues to impress. As I travel and engage with our DeKalb County School District (DCSD) schools and community, I feel unmistakable pride and excitement about our achievements and where we are heading to support our students, families, and staff. –> Read More

September 11, 2023

Watch Dr. Devon Horton’s Miracles Introduction!–> Read More

September 05, 2023

Unity, Achievement, and Responsibility

Welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend where you found time to relax and recharge. I trust you had a chance to create special memories with your loved ones during this well-deserved break.

I continue to be amazed by the phenomenal things going on in our schools! We see engagement, growth, and excitement in so many ways. Today, I’m thrilled to share some outstanding news: –> Read More

August 28, 2023

Dear DCSD Parents and Students:

The great Maya Angelou famously said, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” These powerful words remind us that progress requires a candid assessment of where you are and how you got there.

As our Disrupting for Excellence initiative continues, we remain keenly focused on understanding our current position, the path that brought us here, and how best to move forward. That’s how we’ll be better equipped to shape a brighter future for our students. Our unmistakable objective is to elevate the educational experience for every child, supporting their academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. –> Read More

August 21, 2023

Dear DCSD Parents and Students:

Today marks a significant milestone as I celebrate my 30th day as Superintendent. It has been an incredible journey so far, filled with immense learning, engagement, and a shared commitment to fostering excellence in our district.

From the very beginning, I have prioritized engaging with the community and staff, recognizing the importance of building strong relationships and understanding the unique needs of our stakeholders. Through town hall meetings, staff forums, and open dialogue sessions, I have had the opportunity to listen to the concerns, ideas, and aspirations of our community members and staff. These interactions have been invaluable in shaping my understanding of the district’s strengths and areas for growth…–> Read More

August 14, 2023

Dear DCSD Parents and Students:

The start of the 2023-24 school year has been truly remarkable! The schools are filled with energy, happiness, and a renewed sense of purpose. I had the privilege of visiting over 25 schools, and the warmth and engagement I found were inspirational and reaffirmed my belief in the undeniable power of public education to transform lives and remember that we are in the people’s business in everything we do.

Speaking of incredible people, our families have shown tremendous patience and understanding as we navigate transportation challenges and implement new security measures. Yes, there have been some initial concerns, but I am confident that with our staff’s unwavering dedication and “can-do” attitude, we will continually improve in these areas. These employees are working hard every day to ensure the safe transportation of our students and the security of our schools….–> Read More