Press Release

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,

I am honored to join this community and serve as the superintendent for DeKalb County School District. I look forward to reporting to work on July 1, 2020, and meeting our staff and community stakeholders.

My family is also excited about this move to DeKalb County.

While I know this is a challenging time for us all, academic excellence is my priority. I can assure you that I am committed to inspiring our students to learn, dream big, and reach their highest potential. I look forward to working with all of you to take DCSD to the next level. I will do this by assessing the great work that has already been accomplished, as well as building upon the mission, vision, and tradition of the DeKalb County School District. I am grateful for this opportunity to champion for our scholars and transform academic outcomes for our community.

Once again, thank you DCSD. I’m excited about our future together.


Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris
Superintendent Elect