Diijon DaCosta Sr.
Diijon is a DeKalb County resident who graduated from Redan High School. He obtained his Bachelors from Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. He is a founder of DeKalb Kids Project, Inc. (DKP) a nonprofit organization which focuses on emphasizing the importance of academic success and leadership among the youth by incorporating community service, mentorship, and outreach in collaboration with homes, community, and schools. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the DeKalb County Board of Education and previously served as the Southern Regional Director of the National Black Council of School Board Members.
Diijon has devoted his life to his commitment of building a stronger DeKalb and empowering our community for our children to succeed. He believes by the following motto, “The way that you dress, will be the way that you are addressed. Once you change your mind, everything around you will also change.”
Diijon is running for reelection because he believes in the future of the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) and its scholars. As a product of DCSD, educator, and a parent advocate raising his children here, Diijon is a witness to the barriers inhibiting progress. If re-elected, the top priorities include alternative educational programs ,expanding Early Learning Centers in all regions, increasing CTAE ( Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education) programs throughout DeKalb.