Welcome to the Superintendent's Office

  • Dr. David Dude


    David Dude, Ph.D.



    Dr. David Dude is currently serving his sixth year as Superintendent of City Schools of Decatur (CSD). Dr. Dude began his tenure at CSD after serving over 20 years in numerous capacities as an educator and educational leader, including key district-level leadership roles. He has worked as a chief operating officer, a chief technology officer, and most importantly, he served as a high school math teacher for over a decade.


    With the support of the school board, Dr. Dude has developed a district strategic plan focused on three key areas: accelerating student learning, advancing racial equity, and building a positive culture and climate. He has fostered an environment where the success of all students is at the center of every district decision. Under Dr. Dude’s leadership, City Schools of Decatur has become a district focused on achieving equitable educational outcomes for every student. He has led the District’s commitment to align educational practices, policies, and resources to ensure that all students have access to and feel welcome to participate in high-quality learning experiences, regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.


    Dr. Dude serves on numerous boards in support of public education and his community. He is currently a member of the Metro RESA Board, Learn4Life Leadership Council, DeKalb Community Service Board, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Decatur Education Foundation, and Agnes Scott College Board of Visitors.


    Dr. Dude graduated cum laude from Cornell College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Secondary Education. At the University of Iowa, he earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration, a Master of Arts in Educational Measurement and Statistics, and a Doctorate in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies.

  • Information

    Superintendent's Office

    Elizabeth Wilson School Support Center

    125 Electric Avenue

    Decatur, GA 30030

    Phone Number




    Contact Us


    David Dude, Ph.D.


    (404) 371-3601


    Coordinator of the Office of the Superintendent

    Shana Brewton


    (404) 371-3601