The DeKalb County school board has hired Cheryl L. H. Atkinson to serve as the school district’s superintendent.
She begins work Sept. 15.
Atkinson won support from six of the board’s nine members, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atkinson is superintendent of the Lorain, Ohio, school district. She has worked in districts in Kansas City, Charlotte and Charleston, S.C.
“Dr. Atkinson is a highly respected and experienced educational leader with a proven record of
lifting academic achievement. We are excited about our choice for superintendent and look
forward to her developing and implementing a solid plan to improve student success in DeKalb
County Schools,” DeKalb school board chairman Thomas Bowen said in a press release. “The board is pleased to have her serve the children of our district.”