The Equity & Student Services Team

Phone: 404-371-3601 x 1026


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Lillie Huddleston

Associate Superintendent

My job at a glance:
 Making sure students are safe, seen, and successful.


Favorite Quote: “If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." - Lilla Watson


What it Means to Me: Educational equity is everyone's work because what affects one person affects all. This knowledge emboldens me to approach the work, not from a place of helping "those kids," but from a place of joining together for the liberation of our community. 


Phone: 404-370-4176


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Rodney Thomas

Executive Director of Student Services/Athletics and Activities Director 

My job at a glance:
Create a safe and positive extension of the classroom. In addition, to make sure discipline is equitable and not punitive.
Favorite Quote:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou
What it means to me:
Always treat people the way you want to be treated.  Always treat people with kindness, respect, and understanding.

Phone: 404-370-4170


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Ms. Dianne Acuña (Thompson) Andree

Student Success Director


Job at a glance: I connect students to success!


Favorite Quote: Every child deserves a champion, an adult who insists they become the best they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson


Phone: Office: 404-371-3601 x1029


Degrees and Certifications:

J.D., Ph, D.

Dr. Mari Ann Banks

Equity Director


My Job at a glance: Revolution!


Favorite Quote: “An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor.” ~Lerone Bennett


What it Means to Me: When African Americans and other students of the global majority are being marginalized in a system of oppression, it is my responsibility to revolt - until there is change.


Phone: Office: 404.371.3601 ext 1032


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Cynthia Brown

Administrative Assistant


Job at a glance: I make things work around here!


Favorite Quote: "Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are" ~ Benjamin Franklin


What it Means to Me: Human beings are all connected in more ways than we can imagine. Yet, some of us have the ability to choose to be in denial about the broken system we live in. We need many more people to be outraged enough or courageous enough to speak out.


Phone: Office: 404-371-3601 x 1062


Degrees and Certifications:


Mr. Benjamin Knaebel

Coordinator of Section 504 and School Psychology



Job at a Glance: I help students build resilience, awareness, and confidence to become responsible, life-ready, global citizens.


Favorite Quote: "One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore." - Andre Gide


What it Means to Me: The unfamiliar and unknown may be daunting at first. We may feel confused and uncomfortable but this is precisely the time at which we discover new connections and synthesize new ideas. Consenting to the adventure helps us arrive at a world of growth, knowledge, and wisdom.


Phone: Office: 404-371-3601


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed, Ed.S, Ed.D.

Dr. Kimberly Jones

District Lead Counselor


Job at a glance: I am a Barrier Breaker & Roadblock Remover so that my team can carve out spaces for holistic wellness and success.


Favorite Quote: "Everything you want in life is a relationship away."  -Idowu Koyenikan


What it Means to Me: The only way that my team and I can effectively break barriers and remove roadblocks is to build relationships with students, families, faculty, and the community. So much in life is about building relationships and rapport with others. I endeavor to model relationship building, teach relationship building, and my heart is made happy when I see my students engaged in successful and healthy relationships.




Phone: Office: 404-371-3601 x 2156


Degrees and Certifications:

M.B.A, B.S.N., R.N.

Ms. Shonda Moore

School Health Coordinator


Job at a glance: Nursing is not what I do. Nursing is who I am.  When it counts, I am the calm at the center of the storm. 


Favorite Quote:  “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something" Edward Everett Hale


What it Means to Me: Although I cannot do everything, I can always do something to make a difference. A simple smile can change a day. I may be the only form of love, peace or encouragement someone sees in a day and I am blessed to have the opportunity to make a difference.

Visit our CSD Nurse Notes page here, www.csdecatur.net/NurseNotes. 

Phone:  Office: 404-371-3601 


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Rhonda Coger

Behavior Interventionist 

Job at a glance: Work collaboratively with school leaders, staff, students, families and our CSD community to provide ongoing support via implementing a data-driven, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Framework. MTSS integrates assessments and interventions within a school-wide, Multi-level Prevention System to maximize achievement and reduce behavior problems. 


Favorite Quote:  “Respect ALL students, the way you want them to respect you, regardless of socioeconomic status and/or inappropriate behavior.” “Seek understanding and show compassionate empathy prior to sharing biased opinions about a student’s character with others.” R. Powe, PhD


What it Means to Me: Students may encounter ongoing challenges that negatively impact their social and emotional intelligence, resulting in poor decision-making. Therefore, Mutual Respect is an essential component of building community by promoting a positive culture and climate that truly values safety, trust, and equity for ALL.