DeKalb County School District
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Former leader of New York City, Miami districts will head Georgia school system

April 27, 2020
Rudy Crew has been chosen to be the next superintendent of the DeKalb County school system.

The DeKalb County (Ga.) School Board has chosen veteran educator Rudolph F. “Rudy” Crew as its new superintendent.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Crew, 69, led the New York City Department of Education — the largest school system in the nation — from 1995 to 2000 as well as Miami-Dade County Public Schools—the nation's fourth-largest district—from 2004 to 2008

Crew has been president of Medgar Evers College in New York City since 2013.

Crew would replace Ramona Tyson, who has said she will retire this summer. He is expected to start with the district this summer.

In November, Tyson replaced Steve Green, who had run the district since July 2015 before he and the board agreed to part ways.

“The board believes we have a great leader for the future,” Board chair Marshall Orson says..

Orson says the board took into account data collected from 1,900 community members who shared input with the district throughout the search process.

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