Mr. Kenneth Dyer was selected in February 2017 by the Dougherty County Board of Education to become the district’s superintendent after having served as Associate Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer.
Dyer earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the areas of accounting and business administration (finance), respectively, from Albany State University. Dyer’s 26-year professional career includes experience in municipal government finance, commercial construction and as a small business owner; but, he is most known for his experience as an educational leader. Serving over 21 years in leadership roles at the secondary and post-secondary education levels, Dyer served as the vice president and chief financial and operations officer at three colleges/universities prior to joining the Dougherty County School System (DCSS) in 2011. Dyer has provided stellar leadership since he came to the DCSS and is largely credited with leading the school system out of difficult financial times. In addition, it has been his effective stewardship that enabled the school system to make significant investments in several initiatives aimed at improving student achievement, while also building the largest general fund reserve in the history of the DCSS.
A 2012 graduate of Leadership Albany, Dyer is active in the Albany/Dougherty community by serving as a Deacon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a member of the Boards of Directors of Albany Technical College, the Boys and Girls Club of Albany, and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, the Board of Trustees for the Georgia School Boards Association Risk Management Fund, and the Board of Control for Southwest Georgia Regional Education Service Agency, where he currently serves as Vice Chair.
He is married to Dr. Stephanie H. Dyer, and is the father of two beautiful daughters, Kenadi and Kendyl.