STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — DeKalb County School District Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green intends to continue serving in his current role through June 30, 2020, but will not seek to extend his contract. A national search for a replacement will begin next month, and Green will remain to help transition the role.
Green advised the DeKalb County Board of Education of his decision last week, attributing his departure to personal reasons after consideration with his family.
“We are grateful to Superintendent Green for his service to our district for the last four years,” said Dr. Michael Erwin, Chair of the DeKalb County Board of Education. “He is a dynamic leader with a strong focus on student achievement leading to higher education, work and life-long learning. During his tenure we’ve seen the system’s graduation rates increase as well as student participation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.”
During Green’s tenure, the district regained full accreditation and received a five-year renewal in 2017 from AdvancED. His vision to decentralize the district office to place more emphasis on support services in the field for students and their families has led the way for significant academic growth and achievement. DCSD’s College and Career Ready Performance Index scores continue to climb each year as well as student progress on the Georgia Milestones End of Course and End of Grade tests.
“The DeKalb County Schools community is truly inspirational,” said Green. “I am proud to have the opportunity to help lead our students to achieve educational excellence alongside our exceptional teachers and staff. I’m excited to see what the future holds for our district and our students — both have limitless potential.”
Green became district superintendent/CEO in July 2015. Before joining, he was superintendent of the Kansas City Public Schools. Green also served as superintendent of Community School District 28 and as an instructional superintendent for Region 3 for the New York City Board of Education.