Superintendent of Schools
DeKalb County School District - Stone Mountain, GA

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DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT DeKalb County School District, a metropolitan Atlanta public school system, located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, seeks an individual with visionary leadership and strong administrative skills to lead a district of 99,000 students. We seek highly qualified individuals with a proven record in leadership and innovation, with the highest ethical standards and strong consensus-building and management abilitiesThe mission of the DeKalb County School System is to form a collaborative effort between home and school that maximizes students' social and academic potential preparing them to compete in a global society. Our goals are to: Narrow the achievement gap and improve the graduation rate by creating a high performance learning culture in all schools and sites. Increase rigor and academic achievement in Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies in Pre K-12. Ensure quality personnel in all positions. Ensure fiscal responsibility in order to maintain safe and healthy learning environments that support academic programs, resources and services.
The candidate must have or be qualified to obtain superintendent credentials issued by the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE). For more information, visit the GDOE website: www.doe.k12.ga.us. Questions about certification should be directed to GDOE. Possesses the leadership skills required to respond to the challenges presented by an ethnically and culturally diverse community. Inspires trust, has high levels of self-confidence and optimism, and models high standards of integrity and personal performance. Is a strong communicator: speaking, listening and writing. Is able to delegate authority appropriately while maintaining accountability. Is strongly committed to a "student first' philosophy in all decisions. Has successful experience in sound management practices, including appropriate participation of others in planning and decision-making. Is willing to listen to input, but is a decision maker. Possesses ability to enhance student performance, especially in identifying and closing or narrowing the gaps in student achievement. Is able to identify and select building and central office administrators who are capable of advancing the district vision. Has demonstrated strong leadership skills in previous positions. Has experience in the management of district resources and knowledge of sound fiscal procedures. Is an experienced educator or non-traditional candidate with background in the military or business community.

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