New Leadership Appointments

DCSS Announces New Administrative Appointments
Posted on 02/15/2023
The Douglas County Board of Education and Superintendent Trent North are pleased to announce two new administrative appointments. 

Alexander High School Principal Dr. Christopher Small will be the district’sDr. Christopher Small Executive Director of Operations. He will fill the role of Assistant Superintendent of District Operations Kwame Carr, who will retire next month. 

Before being named Alexander High School principal in 2019, Dr. Small worked at the school as assistant principal. He also worked at Alexander and Stewart Middle School as a Special Education Interrelated Teacher.

Dr. Small earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern Wesleyan University and his Master’s in Special Education Behavior Disorders from the University of West Georgia. He also earned his Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia and his Doctorate in Education in Leadership for Learning from Kennesaw State University. 

New Manchester Elementary School Principal Keith Racine will also step into a new leadership role. He will be an Area Executive Director for the district. 

Keith RacineBefore leading New Manchester Elementary, Racine served as assistant principal of Chestnut Log Middle School. He also worked as a high school assistant principal, Special Education department chair and teacher in former districts. 

Racine earned his undergraduate degree in Religion from the University of Florida. He earned a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from the University of Phoenix and a Specialist in Education Leadership degree from the University of West Georgia. 

Superintendent Trent North welcomes the two into their new roles. “The Douglas County School System is fortunate to have a highly qualified, diverse, and experienced team of educators,” he said. “Because of their proven commitment to excellence, I have no doubt these experienced administrators will dedicate themselves to their new leadership roles and responsibilities.”

Superintendent North adds, “All our staff members play a critical role in student achievement. From our school principals to our teachers and bus drivers, they greatly impact student learning. Each employee is an important partner as we fulfill our district promise of creating excellence and achievement for every student.” 

Dr. Small and Racine will move into their newly appointed positions at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. 
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