The new position, executive administrator, is part of a reorganization plan approved by the DeKalb Board of Education at its meeting on Sept. 10. The reorganization is effective immediately, but the role switch will take place at a mutually agreed-upon time.
District officials have not said when Tyson will begin her new position.
DeKalb County Board of Education member Joyce Morley said Friday she was excited to begin working closer with Tyson. She added that the move was something Tyson wanted, saying she has been the “backbone” of the school district for nearly a decade.
According to the job description, the person will be “responsible for assisting the (DeKalb Board of Education) in accomplishing its policy goals, managing the board office team, and negotiating high stakes political, policy, programmatic, and development initiatives, with the goal of accomplishing the (district) mission, “To inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence.”
The former office administrator position is being reclassified to accommodate the move. The former position states a pay range of $59,137.38 to $80,381.68.