Dunaire ES – Globetrotting Students Visionary Teacher

Dunaire Elementary's Globe-Trotting Musical Students Shine from National Stages and TV Shows to The White House Few people have visited London, Paris, or Italy or auditioned for a national television show. Ms. Chelsea Cook's students have. Ms. Cook is the visionary music teacher at Dunaire Elementary School. In 2011, she [...]

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GaDOE Lauds 8 DCSD Students Recognized as Georgia Scholars for 2024

(STONE MOUNTAIN, GA)- The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) proudly announces that eight high school seniors were named Georgia Scholars for 2024. In all, 177 seniors from across the state were recognized by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) on April 10. GaDOE honors high school seniors who have demonstrated [...]

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Overwhelming Return of Educators for the 2024-2025 School Year Celebrated

98% of Certified Staff Sign Contracts; Retention and Recruitment Incentives Credited (STONE MOUNTAIN, GA) - The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) proudly announces that 98% of its certified staff, including 96.5% of teachers, have signed contracts to return for the 2024-2025 school year. This achievement highlights the [...]

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IGNITE DeKalb Teacher Residency Program Expanded

Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Dari | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Pashto | Somali | Spanish | Swahili DCSD Expands IGNITE DeKalb Teacher Residency Program to Include Paraprofessionals In Addressing Educator Shortages 18 Paraprofessionals Begin Two-Year Program (STONE MOUNTAIN, [...]

Clarkston HS Student’s First Published Book: ‘Unspoken Words’

When Clarkston High School senior Kira Farris was dealing with a difficult situation involving a boy a few years ago, she decided to channel her anger and other emotions into writing poems. The Unspoken Words is a 101-page book of poetry with eight chapters exploring themes of brokenness, work, [...]

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