DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- At a district-wide meet and greet in late August, then-incoming superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson told parents she wanted to hit the ground running - promising better communication and a thorough district-wide review.
In her first day on the job, she took steps toward fulfilling both of those promises.
Dr. Atkinson released a 90-day plan detailing steps to audit the district's leadership, departments and programs.
She also visited six schools, touring the building and meeting with each principal. Her goal is to visit each school in the district.
Dr. Atkinson inherits a district under review by SACS. She comes on the heels of former superintendent Crawford Lewis, who was indicted on racketeering charges.