MEET ALLYSON 

Focused on improving DeKalb County and our schools for 20 years

Allyson Gevertz is a native of Enid, Oklahoma. She attended Enid Public Schools, where her mother served as a School Board Member. After her high school graduation, she moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University. She received her Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Emory, then attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts for her Master’s and Specialist degrees in School Psychology.

 

DeKalb Community Service 

After working for several years as a School Psychologist for Gwinnett County Public Schools, Allyson began community advocacy work for her county of residence, DeKalb County.  Her service includes: 

  • Board of Directors Chair, Day League (formerly DeKalb Rape Crisis Center)

  • President, Junior League DeKalb County

  • Board of Directors, Leadership DeKalb, Particpant-Class of 2007

  • Partnership Community Action Board

  • DeKalb Symphony Orchestra Board

  • DeKalb Juvenile Court Judicial Citizens Review Panel

  • Board of Directors, DeKalb County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

 

DeKalb County Schools Service​

Because Allyson and her husband David have sent two children to DeKalb County Schools, she has spent many years focused on public education advocacy. Besides numerous positions on local school PTAs and School Councils, Allyson has consistently been involved in improving and advocating for DeKalb schools and students. 

  • Chair, 2016 Education-SPLOST campaign. The initiative passed by 71% and is providing over $500 million for improvements to DeKalb Schools

  • Harvard Business School’s Public Education Leadership Program

  • Current Fellow, Georgia Education Policy Fellowship 

  • Chair, Emory LaVista Parent Council

  • Chair, DeKalb Chamber’s eduKALB

  • Founding  leader of Parent Councils United (PCU),  PCU is a county-wide grassroots advocacy group focused on educational excellence for all DeKalb students. As PCU Co-President, Allyson served on District-wide committees including DCSD Strategic Planning Advisory Committee, the Flexibility Advisory Committee, the Technology Advisory Committee and the Superintendent’s Advisory Council.

Allyson continues to advocate for all DeKalb students in her role on the Board of Education.

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