Thank You for Your Support

This past Tuesday is a day I will cherish the rest of my life.

It started with numerous texts, emails, messages, and phone calls wishing me luck on Election Day.  Later, I had the surreal experience of voting for myself for Board of Education District 4.  Then, Tuesday night, I was humbled to discover that almost 10,000 District 4 voters cast their ballots for me.  I am incredibly thankful for your support, and I’m honored to be your BOE member-elect!   I pledge to always do my best for the students of DeKalb.  Thank you for giving me this opportunity!  


DeKalb school board will add two new members

Two DeKalb Board of Education members are calling it quits.

Melvin Johnson, elected in 2012 to represent the sixth district, did not qualify to run for re-election in the May 22 General Election. Johnson had been board chairman the previous four years, and was replaced by Michael Erwin in January.

James “Jim” McMahan, who currently serves the fourth district, also did not qualify for re-election. 

Dijon “Twin” Dacosta and Lance Lawyer Hammonds are vying for Johnson’s seat, while parent advocate Allyson Gevertz...

Gevertz Qualifies to Run!

Allyson Gevertz Qualifies as Candidate for DeKalb Board of Education

March 5, 2018 - This morning, Allyson Gevertz officially qualified as a candidate for DeKalb Board of Education District 4.  She announced her intent to run in January; the announcement was met with resounding encouragement...

Parent, education advocate to run for school board seat

AJC, Jan. 24, 2018 -

A long-time local education advocate has decided she’s running for DeKalb County’s school board.

Allyson Gevertz, a founder of Parent Councils United, said she would like to see stronger relationships between education leaders, government officials and the business community. She intends to run for the District 4 seat currently occupied by James McMahan.

The announcement came...