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Dickey also leaving the District?

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

It looks like another member of Superintendent William Hite’s leadership team is leaving the Philadelphia School District.

A newspaper in the Atlanta area is reporting that Donyall Dickey, who has been the District’s chief academic support officer for barely a year, is headed for a job as chief schools officer in the Atlanta district.

According to the article, Atlanta Superintendent Meria Carstarphen announced that she was recommending Dickey for the post and that the school board was scheduled to vote on the appointment Aug. 10.

It also said that the position of chief schools officer was a newly created one. Carstarphen is also recommending an educator who is now in Sacramento, California, as chief academic officer.

Carstarphen was quoted as saying she was "thrilled to recruit two nationally recognized educators to our team."

Before coming to Philadelphia in 2013 as an assistant superintendent, Dickey worked for the Howard County, Maryland, schools. He started as the School District’s chief academic support officer on July 1, 2014.

Last week, Hite announced a shakeup of his top office as part of a reorganization of the District’s administrative structure to create more learning networks and move more decision-making to the school level.

Check back Tuesday for more developments on this story.

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