DeKalb Schools loses another high-ranking employee

Laura Stowell, DeKalb County School District's director of charter schools, school governance and district flexibility, has resigned, district officials confirmed.

Stowell’s resignation is effective Sept. 21. District officials did not disclose what plans, if any, Stowell has made for future employment.

“We thank her for her contributions,” the district said in a statement, “and we wish her well in her future endeavors."

Stowell is one of more than a half dozen top district employees to leave this year. Chief Academic and Accountability Officer Lisa Martin resigned abruptly in January. Kelly Hales, executive director for federal programs, resigned at the end of May, citing family responsibilities.

Former Chief Operations Officer Joshua Williams resigned this summer to take a job with the city of Atlanta.

Chief Information Officer Gary Brantley resigned this month for the same job with the city of Atlanta.