Category Archives: Reorganization ReOrg

Central Office ReOrg Phase III

At the business meeting last week, the Board of Education approved Phase III of the Central Office Reorganization to include the appointment of senior-level personnel, reclassification of existing positions, creation of new positions, elimination of existing positions, and the realignment of existing positions.
ReOrganizations To Date
  Phase I – (DEC 2015)
  Phase II – (MAR 2016)
  Phase III – (APR 2016)

Hire Senior Level Personnel

Lisa Martin Lisa Martin  –  (.pdf link icon  resume)  (Chief Academic and Accountability Officer – start date of June 1, 2016) – Ms. Martin has been the Superintendent and Associate Superintendent for various school districts across the South East over the last 5 years.
Chezia Calloway Chezia Calloway  –  (.pdf link icon  resume)  (Executive Director, Exceptional Education – start date of August 22, 2016) – Ms. Calloway was in the Maryland Department of Education for 5 years. She has been the last few years in Bermuda where she was Assistant Director of Student Services before coming to DeKalb.

ReOrg Phase III
Phase III of the reorganization flattens the layers of bureaucracy through decentralization, placing critical human capital and operations services in the field with the regional superintendent.
Elimination of Existing Positions
Any existing personnel in eliminated positions are encouraged to apply for currently open positions. Employment, however, is not guaranteed and open positions will be filled with the most qualified applicant.

  • Director of Transportation Operations
  • Manager, Compensation
  • Manager, Insurance
  • Manager, HR Technology for IS (vacant position)

Creation of New Positions

  • Manager, Human Capital (for Central Office)
  • Administrative Assistant (supporting the Director, Total Rewards)
  • Manager, Compensation and Insurance
  • Specialist II, Talent Management
  • Regional Transportation Manager – 3 positions (Each region will have a transportation manager who works directly with the Region Superintendent and is responsible for the management and communication with the schools and parents in that region regarding transportation matters).

Reclassification of Existing Positions

  • Director, Total Rewards (formerly Director, Staff Services)
  • Regional Facilities Maintenance Supervisors – 5 positions (formerly Skill Trade Supervisors for Building & Grounds, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Audio/Visual)
  • Regional Transportation Manager – 2 positions (formerly Transportation Operations Manager)
  • Director of Fleet and Special Transportation Operations (formerly Director of Fleet Services)
  • Lead Bus Drivers – 12 positions (formerly Field Support Liaisons)

DeKalb Schools Central Office ReOrganization Phase I

Superintendent Stephen Green

At the board meeting on Monday, the Board of Education approved Dr. Green’s latest reorganization plan.

“The DeKalb County School District reorganization enables the District to operationalize the Strategic Plan and supports the realignment of the core business of improving the teaching and learning experience for increased student achievement. The proposed design is a means to that end. Central to this restructured design is the reallocation of resources, one that flattens the layers of bureaucracy through decentralization, placing critical human capital and other services in the field.”
— Dr. Stephen Green, Superintendent DCSD

ReOrganizations To Date
  Phase I – (DEC 2015)
  Phase II – (MAR 2016)
  Phase III – (APR 2016)

Appointment of Personnel for Senior Level Positions
Leo Brown –  .pdf link icon Dr. Leo Brown (resume) was the Assistant Director of Human Resources for Emory University from 2005 – 2011. He was also the Chief Human Capital Officer for Kansas City Public Schools from 2011 – 2012 where he met Superintendent Green. Dr. Brown will start as DeKalb Schools’ Chief Human Capital Officer in January 2016.
Vasanne Tinsley –  .pdf link icon Dr. Vasanne Tinsley (resume) started with DeKalb Schools as a School Counselor in 1994. She was most recently the Director of Support Services and is now being promoted to Deputy Superintendent of Student Support & Intervention.
Reclassification of Existing Positions

  • Chief Academic & Accountability Officer
    (formerly Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum &Instruction)
  • Chief Human Capital Officer
    (formerly Chief Human Resources Officer)
  • Executive Director, Exceptional Education
    (formerly Director, Exceptional Education)
  • Exec Director, Professional Learning & Leadership Development
    (formerly Director, Professional Learning)

Creation of New Positions

  • Chief Communications & Community Relations Officer
  • Deputy Superintendent, Student Support & Intervention
  • Executive Director, Student Advancement
  • Director, Charters, School Governance, & Flexibility

Realignment of Existing Positions

  • Direct report of (5) Regional Superintendents to the Superintendent
  • Decentralization and local autonomy to Regional Superintendents to include wraparound support of human capital, curriculum, technology, facilities/transportation management, and finance management.