To: All DeKalb County School District Employees
From: Dr. R. Stephen Green, Superintendent/CEO
Date: May 24, 2019
Dear DeKalb County School District Family,
Congratulations on a strong finish to another incredible year! Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the students and families of our DeKalb County School District. It is truly an honor to serve alongside you, and I look forward to serving as your superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year.
As this school year wraps up, I feel it is important to also let you know that after thoughtful consideration with my family, I have decided not to pursue an extension to my current contract that ends June 30, 2020.
The DeKalb County Schools community is truly inspirational. We have amazing teachers and staff who are dedicated to our mission of ensuring student success and who work hard every day to make it a reality. Together, over the last four years, we’ve seen our graduation rates and our College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score increase more than ever before. Also, the number of students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs has significantly increased. Our expanding career and technical education efforts have also been strengthened. I hope the bold decision the Board made to invest in our Family Impact Hub and our Early Learning Center, the only center of its kind in the state, is a legacy that will last and pay dividends for generations.
I am proud to work with you to inspire our students to achieve educational excellence and will continue to do so in my remaining time with the District. The Board and I promise to help make the search for and transition to the next superintendent as smooth and thoughtful as possible. We are excited to see what the future holds for our District and our students – both have limitless potential.
I look forward to continuing in my superintendent role through next June and then to the next chapter of my career. Thank you for your continued support.
With sincere gratitude,
Dr. R. Stephen Green
DeKalb County School District