Tag Archives: Dr. Cheryl Atkinson

Strategic Churn: Recycling a plan and paying for it again

[Reprinted with permission from Nancy Jester’s blog] The DeKalb Board of Education recently approved a new strategic planning process. I use the word “new” purposefully. In 2011, DeKalb engaged the GSBA (Georgia School Boards Association) to assist in the development … Continue reading

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Superintendent Atkinson Shares Update on the “State of the System”

Received via email newsletter, entitled, “Victory in Every Classroom” Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson presented the State of the System address on Monday, Dec. 3, and with it, shared the DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD’s) plan to go digital. This fall, … Continue reading

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Why one teacher quit teaching in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

This letter of resignation is from Kris L. Nielsen, a teacher in NC’s blog, Middle Grades Mastery. Nielsen was a teacher in the infamous Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the place our new superintendent and several of her top brass came from. Teachers, … Continue reading

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The district’s response to the AdvancED SACS letter

Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D. President/CEO AdvancED 2520 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 600 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Re: Response to AdvancED SACS letter dated August 28, 2012 Dear Dr. Elgart: In accordance with AdvancED Accreditation Policies, the DeKalb County School District acknowledges receipt … Continue reading

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Hot August Meetings: Tune In

NOTICE OF DEKALB BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Monday, August 6, 2012: 5:00pm    Called Meeting to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters Cabinet Room Robert … Continue reading

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