• The Equity & Student Support Team


Dr. Lillie Huddleston

Phone: 404-371-3601 x 1026

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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

Dr. Lillie Huddleston

 

Executive Director of Equity and Student Support


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. 

 

Ms. Dianne Acuña (Thompson) Andree

Phone: 404-370-4170

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.S.W.

Ms. Dianne Acuña (Thompson) Andree

 

Student Success Coordinator

 

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

What it Means to Me: 

 

Dr. Mari Ann Banks

Phone: Office: 404-371-3601 x1029

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

J.D., Ph, D.  

Dr. Mari Ann Banks

 

District Equity Coordinator

 

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 American and other students of the global majority are being marginalized in a system of oppression, it is my responsibility to revolt - until things are different.

 

Ms. Cynthia Brown

Phone: Office: 404.371.3601 ext 1032

Email:

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.

 

Mr. Benjamin Knaebel

Phone: Office: 404-371-3601 x 1062

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.A., NCSP

Mr. Benjamin Knaebel

 

Coordinator of Section 504 and School Psychology

 

Job at a glance: I keep us sane!

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.

 

Dr. Kimberly Jones

Phone: Office: 404-371-3601

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Kimberly Jones

 

District Lead Counselor

 

Ms. Shonda Moore

Phone: Office: 404-371-3601 x 2156

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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

Ms. Shonda Moore


Lead District Nurse

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. 

Dr. Rhonda Powe

Phone:  Office: 404-371-3601 

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Rhonda Powe

 

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.