Uwe Neuhaus, German instructor, teaches his magnet class at Chamblee Charter High School in 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: Hyosub Shin
Photo: Hyosub Shin

Controversial DeKalb German teacher reassigned

Parents and teachers took to social media starting Tuesday night to decry the move. According to posts, he’s been reassigned to the International Welcome Center for a job in student support and intervention. Efforts to reach Neuhaus were not successful.

The International Welcome Center is a transitional school for students who come to the district from other countries or do not speak English as their primary language. In 2017, roughly one-fifth of the district’s students were classified as “international.”

District officials confirmed Neuhaus was assigned to the International Welcome Center for the fall, but would not confirm anything about the nature of his new assignment, saying it is a personnel matter.

Last week, Chamblee parents, teachers and students went before the DeKalb County Board of Education to voice their frustration with Principal Rebecca Braaten, saying she rules with an iron fist and has brought down morale. The school consistently is named one of the state’s best, according to the state report card for progress and U.S. News & World Report.

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