Superintendent Transition

City Schools of Decatur is announcing a leadership transition.

Here is a statement from the Board and Dr. Dude:

“The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education and Dr. David Dude feel it is in the best interest of the school community and our stakeholders that we start anew as we begin our recovery from this terrible pandemic. We mutually agree to amicably part ways, and both parties are looking forward to the future. The Board thanks Dr. Dude for his nearly six years of service to the City Schools of Decatur and the greater City of Decatur community. Dr. Dude thanks current and past Board members for their support through the years and is excited for opportunities to come.”

Here is the statement from the Board regarding the transition:

The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education is proud to announce that Dr. Maggie Fehrman has been named the finalist for Superintendent of Schools. The Board anticipates a vote on this decision at its May 11 regular meeting. If approved, a one-year contract will be approved for Dr. Fehrman.

“We are fortunate to have in Dr. Fehrman the leader City Schools of Decatur needs to ensure a continued focus on our students,” said Board Chair Tasha White. “We will not miss a beat as we finish this school year strong, focus this summer on remediation, and return to the classroom this fall with great confidence.”

Fehrman started her career in 2001, teaching 7th-grade social studies at Summerour Middle School in Gwinnett County. In 2005, she was promoted to assistant principal at Summerour. In 2009, she opened the new North Gwinnett Middle School as an assistant principal. In 2014, she became the principal of Bay Creek Middle school in Grayson before joining the City Schools of Decatur in 2018.

“I am humbled and honored to serve the students, staff, and community of Decatur,” said Dr. Fehrman. “I look forward to engaging with all stakeholder groups to ensure that our classrooms are a place where all students love learning and are challenged to meet the highest levels of success.”