Meet De'Andre
Though not a native Atlantan, De'Andre has worked tirelessly for the last 12 years to advocate for the families and children within his community. De'Andre is a proud alumnus of Benjamin E. Mays High School and went on to study English, Sociology and African American Studies at Morehouse College.

Morehouse is also where he gained his love for education. Serving as a class assistant to his professor, volunteering at local schools and participating in summer programs like Breakthrough Atlanta, teaching was the occupation of choice.

Since 2006, De'Andre has served in many educational capacities from Educational Specialist and Dean of Students to currently serving as the Academic Affairs Director for Literacy Action, the oldest, largest, and leading adult basic education nonprofit in the Southeastern United States. in this role, De'Andre continues to advocate for families across the Metro-Atlanta and South DeKalb communities by assisting with GED preparation, reading and writing skills, and finding additional resources to succeed. Through his experience in the classroom, De'Andre works hard to correlate what is happening to our low-performing students and the household they come from.

De'Andre's community ties continue run deep within organizations that
are building educational improvements and financial stability. Serving
as the Educational Attainment and Community Relations Director for the
South Fulton Business Coalition, De’Andre’s diverse background in
community relationship building along with his experience in education,
makes De’Andre a key asset to the Business Coalition and other community
partnerships and relationships.

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He continues to serve in many capacities that enrich the quality of life for the families in our communities. In 2013, De'Andre was appointed as a Commissioner and Chairman of the City of East Point Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. In 2015, De'Andre initiated PARC:360, an initiative that engages families, elected officials, and community stakeholders to invest in the city’s Parks and Recreation Center, creates new programs that will enhance student learning and assist families with resources that will help find jobs, provide G.E.D courses and trade school opportunities, and promotes athletics and fitness for youth throughout the city.

Now serving as the President and CEO of the Governing Board for The Main Street Academy, Inc., a Charter School within the Fulton County School District, De’Andre advocates for  over 900 students and 75 staff members through ensuring fiscal health for the school and academic standards are being met. De'Andre has also served as the first Vice-President to be elected to the board back in 2016 while also serving as the Chair of the Academic & School Performance Committee.

De'Andre continues to coach is award-winning basketball team, the Southside Bulldogs, now in their third season and returning as two-time District Champs. De'Andre gets invited regularly to provide lectures and professional development trainings throughout the country and continues to secure his spot as a trailblazer, blazing the paths of young men and women to follow.




  • Worked for the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, the largest Black Caucus in the nation.

  • Served as Chief of Staff for former State Reps. Ralph Long, III & Dee Dawkins-Haigler

  • Commissioner & Chairman for the City of East Point Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

  • Minority Caucus Chair and Vice Chair for the Young Democrats of GA

  • National Black Caucus Chair of the College Democrats of America

  • 14 Local/State Races

  • 3 Presidential Campaigns

  • Senior Intern of the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast

  • Israeli-American Relations Mission Tour Participant in Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Finance and Compliance Officer/CFO of the GA Black Professionals Political Action Committee

  • Educational Attainment and Community Relations Director for the
    South Fulton Business Coalition

  • Immediate Past President/CEO of the Main Street Academy, Inc.

  • Board Member, P.A.T.C.H, a non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and stewarding urban land for use by the community to become more self-sufficient

  • Vice-President, Conley Hills Elementary PTO

  • 14 year education veteran

  • Former Elder & Chief Ministry Officer, MEOC (Metro Evangelistic Outreach Center)

  • Co-Host, The Stacee Hill & Dr. D Radio Show

  • Member, NAACP

  • Member, Concerned Black Clergy

  • Member, Young Democrats of Georgia

  • Member, Georgia PTO

  • Member, Tri-Cities Toastmasters

  • Former Board of Directors President/CEO, Change Your Future, Inc.

  • Former Board Member, Integrity Christian Academy

  • Former Ex-Officio Member/CFO, Voices of Atlanta Choral Ensemble

  • 2011 Governor of Ohio Leadership Award Recipient

  • Atlanta's Top 50 Influential Young Adults in 2005

  • 2007 UNICEF Humanitarian Award Recipient
Advocating for Brighter Futures