Michael Thurmond

DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green said that he consulted with colleagues to see what they were doing, in revising the testing calendar. Dr. Green says that he also did some research on the history in looking at the DeKalb dates. (Courtesy of the Dekalb County School District)

Dr. Stephen Green Sworn In As New DeKalb County School Superintendent

DeKalb County has a new school superintendent. Dr. R. Stephen Green was sworn in Wednesday. Green was appointed to the position in June after the DeKalb Board of Education conducted a nationwide search and named […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

Michael Thurmond has served as superintendent of the Dekalb County School Systam for the past 2 and a half years. While he had strong leadership skills, Thurmond had no education background. Thurmond is credited with a list of major developments during his tenure. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Lessons Learned By Michael Thurmond

Today is Michael Thurmond’s last day as Superintendent of Schools in Dekalb County, Georgia’s 3rd largest school district. At a recent school board meeting, Thurmond was hailed as a “Godsend” and as a “Hero” for […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

Board member Dr. Joyce Morley questioned whether the board should choose Dr. Stephen Green as Superintendent after the firm that found him was fired by Dekalb. Board Chair Dr. Melvin Johnson says Green is the right one for the job. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

New Dekalb County Superintendent To Earn Base Salary Of $300K: Board Votes 6 to 1

It is done. The Dekalb County School Board voted 6-1 Thursday to initiate an employment contract with Dr. R. Stephen Green as Superintendent of Schools. According to the school district, the contract is for three […]

05/29/2015

DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green said that he consulted with colleagues to see what they were doing, in revising the testing calendar. Dr. Green says that he also did some research on the history in looking at the DeKalb dates. (Courtesy of the Dekalb County School District)

Dekalb County Selects New School Superintendent

Dekalb County, Georgia’s third-largest school district, has chosen a new superintendent. He is 61 year old Dr. Stephen Green, who currently leads the Kansas City School District. A Dekalb County news release indicates that Green […]

WAOK-AM–05/14/2015

Dekalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond during the May 4, 2015 meeting of the Dekalb County School Board (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Dekalb Superintendent Pushes For Employee Wage Increases As Search Continues For His Replacement

Calling it “a historical inequity that has existed in the Dekalb School District”, Superintendent Michael Thurmond is proposing a pay increase for the lowest paid workers in the district. Thurmond, who has been with the […]

WAOK-AM–05/07/2015

(l-r) Bishop Quincy Carswell, John Evans, Cornelius Stafford, and Rev. Timothy McDonald  prepare to address the Dekalb County School Board (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Cancels Contract Of School Superintendent Search Firm With Thurmond Preferred

The DeKalb County Board of Education, by a unanimous vote, has terminated its contract with PROACT. The company had been hired to oversee the search for the next DeKalb County School Superintendent. The contract of […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Head Of DeKalb Superintendent Search Forced Out Of Previous Job After Allegedly Making Inflammatory Statements

In a surprising development, published reports indicate that there are questions swirling concerning the past of the man in charge of finding DeKalb County’s next Superintendent of Schools. A Chicago Sun Times story dated April […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Dekalb County Schools: Public Being Asked “What They’d Like To See In The Next Superintendent”

The fourth of six public meetings will be held tonight, Tuesday, February 10, 2015, as the Dekalb County School Board continues the search for a Superintendent. Michael Thurmond’s contract expires in June. Tonight’s public meeting […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Major Security Upgrades As Students Head Back To School In Dekalb County

Atlanta (WAOK) The more than 100,000 students that are beginning a new school year today in metro Atlanta’s Dekalb County School District will notice some security upgrades. The added buzz-in cameras at every school and […]

WAOK-AM–08/11/2014

Photo by Jean Ross WAOK-AM

Official: Suspect In Custody In Elementary School Shooting

The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school.

08/20/2013

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