Last month the Board of Education approved Phase III of the Central Office Reorganization. The administration is decentralizing decision making by placing human capital and operational services in the field with the Regional Superintendent in a team dubbed “The Micro Cabinet”.
DeKalb Schools ORGANIZATIONAL CHART 2015-2016
Central Office ReOrg Phase III
Regional Superintendent Information – schools and contact information
I talked to Leo Brown, Chief Human Capital Officer, about this team to better understand the role and responsibilities of the Regional Superintendent and the Micro Cabinet.
Question: The Board of Education just approved Phase III of the reorganization. The plan is to decentralize decision making and place critical human capital and operational services in the field. Which positions are being placed in the field?
Response from Dr. Leo Brown: The regional teams include:
- Regional Superintendent
- Coordinator of School Leadership
- Executive Assistant
- Human Capital Manager
- Human Capital Onboarding Assistant
- Technical Lead (IT)
- Regional Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
- Regional Transportation Manager
- Finance Personnel
Question: What are you calling these new regional superintendent teams?
Response from Dr. Leo Brown: The teams are considered a “micro-cabinet” and are essentially a version of Dr. Green’s cabinet that is solely focused on each particular region.
Question: What is the role of the regional superintendent and their team?
Response from Dr. Leo Brown: The regional superintendent and the regional teams are focused on providing support to schools in a specific region. This focused support will result in faster response times for principals and ensure a laser-like approach to sustaining an appropriate learning environment for our students.
Question: In the org chart provided, is there any significance to the colors?
Response from Dr. Leo Brown: The colors don’t mean anything. Those are the colors given to me in the org chart I oringaly received when I started.
Question: How is this Regional Superintendent/Micro Cabinet different than what we’ve had in the past?
Response from Dr. Leo Brown: The Regional Superintendent’s job is to go into the schools to provide immediate resolution to issues. The Micro Cabinet is their direct line of support.
Question: Who does the micro cabinet report to.
Response from Dr. Leo Brown: The Micro cabinet reports to the Regional Superintendent.
Question: How are the Regional Superintendent and Micro Cabinet evaluated?
Response from Dr. Leo Brown: All central office employees are evaluated using the same evaluation instrument.