DeKalb Schools has 30 new Assistant Principals. Who is the new Assistant Principal at your school?
Under-Performing Principals Reassigned
May 12, 2017 – Can we systematically weed out our lowest performing principals?
Meet DeKalb Schools’ New Principals
July 24, 2017 – DeKalb Schools has 17 new principals. Who is your new principal?
DeKalb Schools’ New Assistant Principals
|School||Assistant Principal||Reassigned Principal|
|Dunwoody High||Karen Williams||Yes – Shadow Rock ES||Current Employee|
|Chamblee High||Clifton Spears||Outside Hire|
|Kingsley||Tyra Harris-Thompson||Current Employee|
|Tucker Middle School||Emanuel Lewis||Current Employee|
|Lakeside High||Jennifer Mason||Outside Hire|
|Druid Hills Middle||Sheveeta Bonner||Current Employee|
|DeKalb Alternative School||Marcus Barber||Outside Hire|
|Chapel Hill Middle||Charles Barker||Outside Hire|
|Flat Rock||Audria Berry||Current Employee|
|Woodridge||Jamika Brown||Outside Hire|
|Kelley Lake||Letoya Carmichael||Current Employee|
|Warren Technical||Timothy Collier||Current Employee|
|DECA||Michael Costa||Current Employee|
|Towers||Portia Denson||Outside Hire|
|Montclair||LaSonya Edwards||Current Employee|
|Miller Grove Middle||Joe Floyd||Current Employee|
|Redan Middle||Lamita Grissett||Current Employee|
|Carey Reynolds||Amy Heutel||Current Employee|
|Wynbrooke||Deirdre Hill||Current Employee|
|Southwest DeKalb||Gayle McNair||Current Employee|
|Redan Elementary||Audra Olukoya||Outside Hire|
|Narvie J. Harris Elementary||Tiffany Reeves||Outside Hire|
|Towers||Rodericus Rogers||Current Employee|
|DESA||Dana Wemann||Outside Hire|
|Stone Mountain Middle||Ledra Jemison||Yes – Stoneview ES||Current Employee|
|Stephen Middle||Ethan Suber||Current Employee|
|Dekalb alternative||Rodney Mallory||Current Employee|
|Stone Mountain Middle||Ledra Jemison||Current Employee|
|Stephen Middle||Ethan Suber||Yes – Panola Way ES||Current Employee|
|Dekalb alternative||Rodney Mallory||Yes – DeKalb Alternative School||Current Employee|
Update on the employment status of the nine (9) under performing and reassigned principals
Zack Phillips – Early Childhood Coordinator
Ledra Jemison – Assistant Principal at Stone Mountain MS
Karen Williams – Assistant Principal at Dunwoody HS
Ethan Suber – Assistant Principal at Stephen MS
Rodney Mallory – Assistant Principal at DeKalb Alternative
Michael Williamson – Instructional Technology Manager
Terry Segovis – Retired
Sylvia Pilson – Retired
Dominique Drew-Terrell – Teacher Contract
Dr. Joyce Morley, Board of Education Representative, made a number of inquires into the principal replacements. Interim Chief Human Capital Management Officer, Everett Patrick, replies.
Morley: In reference to Mrs. Laura Baez, new principal of Montclair ES: Is it not protocol that an applicant informs the District of his or her relationship to an employee within the District during the application process? Is this question included on the application for employment?
Patrick: Yes, the PATS application does ask if the applicant has any relatives employed by the DeKalb County School District. Ms. Baez answered “yes” to the question and provided the name of her mother (Sandra Nunez, Director of ELL).
Morley: How many of the selected principals and selected assistant principals emanated from the ranks of current DeKalb County School District employees?
Patrick: 11 of the newly hired principals were promoted from within DCSD.
7 of the newly hired principals were promoted from outside of DCSD ( 2 of the 7 were former DCSD employees before leaving for another District)
22 of the newly hired assistant principals were promoted from within DCSD
9 of the newly hired assistant principals were promoted from outside of DCSD
Morley: How many are from the Metropolitan Atlanta area and how many are from out of state?
Patrick: None of the new principals are from out of state.
Morley: Do we pay relocation expenses for principals selected from out of state?
Morley: Are there signing bonuses for principals we hire from out of state or from other districts?
Morley: Do we pay relocation expenses for directors, executive directors, and others above these positions?
Morley: Aside from using signing bonuses to attract the best and brightest teachers, how do you decide who receives a signing bonus?
Patrick: DCSD did not utilize signing bonuses during this last recruitment season.