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Administrative Team

Dr. Emily Lembeck Dr. Emily Lembeck, Superintendent

Dr. Emily Lembeck assumed the office of Marietta City Schools (MCS) Superintendent on July 1, 2005, becoming just the 12th superintendent – and first female superintendent – in the system’s 113-year history, leading the Marietta City Schools’ 12 schools, approximately 8,000 students and 1,300 employees.

Dr. Lembeck served as Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Operations of Marietta City Schools from 2001 until her appointment to the superintendence in 2005. In that role, she was responsible for the school system’s overall instructional program. Before her successful career in school administration, she dedicated eleven years to the classroom as a teacher in Florida and Georgia. Beginning in 1991, she served as Instructional Lead Teacher at MCS’ West Side Elementary for three years, followed by six years as principal of Dunleith Elementary School and then a year as principal of Marietta Middle School. In each of these positions, her student-centered approach to teaching resulted in improved test scores and increased parental involvement. A graduate of Brooklyn College in New York, Lembeck holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia, a Masters in Administration and Supervision from Nova University in Florida, and a Bachelor in Early Childhood from Brooklyn College in New York.

Email: elembeck@marietta-city.k12.ga.us
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 253
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Dr. Dayton Hibbs Dr. Dayton Hibbs, Associate Superintendent

Dr. Dayton Hibbs brings classroom experience as an elementary grades teacher in Florida, eight years direct administrative experience at the elementary, middle and high school level, as well as expertise in the areas of start-up charter school administration, educational technology, and curriculum development. He joined Marietta City Schools in 2005 as an assistant principal at Marietta High School. In 2006, Hibbs became Principal of Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA). After two years at MCAA, he was named Principal at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) where he successfully served for 3 years. He then served for one year as
Assistant Superintendent for Operations, Technology, and Assessment before being named Associate Superintendent in 2012.

A graduate from Seton Hall University, Hibbs earned a Doctorate in Education at that institution. He also holds a Master of Science in Educational Technology from Nova Southeastern University, and he completed a certificate program in Educational Leadership and Supervision with an Emphasis in Curriculum Development at Florida Atlantic University where he initially earned his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.

Email: DHibbs@marietta-city.k12.ga.us
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 268

Jody Drum Jody Drum, Assistant Superintendent for Special Services

Drum brings 28 years of experience in Special Education. She started her career as a special education teacher in Broward County, Florida. After moving to Georgia, she taught at Dickerson Middle School and then at Hightower Trail Middle School. Her passion for educating students with disabilities led her to become an educational diagnostician and eventually a leader in the field– first as a special education supervisor and then as a director of special education.

A graduate of North Georgia College and University, Drum earned a Master of Education in Special Education at that institute, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at Georgia State University.


Email: jdrum@marietta-city.k12.ga.us
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 238

Superintendent's Cabinet

Dr. Dayton Hibbs
Associate Superintendent
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 268
Sommer Delgaldo
Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 282
Jody Drum
Assistant Superintendent for Special Services
250-B Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 238
Allison McMahon
Director of Human Resources
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500
Jill Sims
Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 228
Danny Smith
Executive Director, Maintenance and Support
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500