We have filed the following article by Ty Tagami from the AJC under the category of ‘Good News’!
Following in the footsteps of Atlanta Public Schools, the DeKalb County School District will initiate a superintendent search in late spring.
[T]he Atlanta school board revealed last month that Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, was the lone contender to succeed Atlanta Superintendent Erroll Davis. Meanwhile, DeKalb’s superintendent, Michael Thurmond, has said he does not want to remain in his job after his contract expires in June 2015, which is prompting another search effort.
DeKalb school board Chairman Melvin Johnson said Tuesday that DeKalb will begin discussing a search for a replacement in June. He named three board members — Joyce Morley, John Coleman and Jim McMahan — to prepare for that discussion. Besides DeKalb, Cobb County will be searching for a superintendent, after the resignation of Michael Hinojosa.
DSW Note: As we have said many times – it is critical who is elected to the next board — they will be the ones to choose the next superintendent. We need fair, balanced people who make decisions based on best qualifications and a good fit, not simply skin color as was publicly admitted by our last board chair.
VOTE CAREFULLY ON MAY 20!