The DeKalb County School Board on Thursday approved Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson's selection of Stephen Wilkins as the next chief operating officer. The position was open after former COO Pat Pope (also known as Pat Reid) was indicted on racketeering and theft charges.
Wilkins, a retired U.S. Army colonel, was Chief of Human Capital Initiatives for the Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, Va. and facilities director for the Chicago Public Schools. He will oversee areas including facilities and maintenance, transportation, school nutrition and construction.
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