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 The Board of Education is the official policy making body for the DeKalb County School System. It, along with the Superintendent sets the school system's mission and goals. The Board of Education holds meetings throughout the year on a regular schedule. The nine board members are elected from individual districts.
Board Members
Dr. Melvin Johnson
Name: Dr. Melvin Johnson
Title: Chair
Work Phone: 404.621.3324
Email: melvin_johnson@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
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Dr. Melvin Johnson is a father, husband, career educator, and community leader.

Dr. Johnson received his B.S degree from Fort Valley State University and continued his education at Atlanta University where he earned Masters, Specialist, and Doctorate degrees.  During his 30 plus years as an educator, he has been a teacher, principal, Assistant Area Superintendent, Area Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, and Deputy Superintendent.  He has four children.  His youngest two are recent graduates or Redan High School and are currently enrolled in colleges. His adult children are also college graduates. He has been active in community, school and civic organizations including serving as a life-time member of the NAACP, serving on the Parent Advisory Committee, being active with the Redan Booster Club and Redan PTA, and serving as a DCSD Tribunal Judge.  A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Dr. Johnson has served on several Boards over a number of years. He and his lovely wife, Felicia, are long-time residents of Stone Mountain and are committed to community involvement.  Because of his past and current knowledge of how school systems work and how Boards operate, he is uniquely qualified to serve on the DeKalb County Board of Education.
 
Mr. James L. Jim McMahan
Name: Mr. James L. Jim McMahan
Title: Vice Chair
Work Phone: 404.621.5854
Email: jim_mcmahan@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
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Jim is a 3rd generation native Atlantan.  A 1983 graduate of Northside High School of the Atlanta Public School District.  His father is a 1953 graduate of the same school.  Jim attended Georgia State University and Wofford College in SC.

At the age of 19, Jim decided to leave school early and enter the business world.  He has worked in the financial services industry since 1984 (29 years).  Jim has worked for Amstar Mortgage Network since 2008 and has been a residential loan originator for the last 10 years.

Jim and his wife Susan recently celebrated their 15th anniversary, and have two beautiful daughters who attend Sagamore ES and Henderson MS.

His parental involvement with the school district included room parent, PTA representative, member of 2 school councils (1 at the elementary and 1 at the middle school level), and PTA district representative for the Lakeside High School cluster of schools.

McMahan has based his experiences with the schools and the school district as well as community support as the main reasons to run for the school board.
He is currently the vice-chairman of the DeKalb County School Board.  And is pleased to be part of the solution going forward for DeKalb County Schools and its 99,000 students, parents and community stakeholders.
 
Mr. David Campbell
Name: Mr. David Campbell
Title: Board Member
Work Phone: 404.599.3528
Email: david_campbell@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
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David Campbell is a senior manager at Georgia Power Company with 30 years in the Electric Utility Industry. He previously worked as a Certified Public Accountant and spent 8 years as a Lobbyist before the Georgia Public Service Commission.

David was born in Albany, Georgia and graduated from Albany State University, with Honors. He is a g