Superintendent Search

DeSoto ISD aims to keep our community abreast of the developing timeline to identify the district’s next superintendent.

Below, is a timeline of events regarding the DeSoto Independent School District Superintendent Search.

DeSoto ISD will update this page with the latest information about the district’s search for a new superintendent.


  • April 9 – DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees approved a change in superintendent title. Watson's "acting superintendent" title was approved to become "interim" following board approval at the April 9 regular board meeting. 

    Next steps will include selection and approval of superintendent search firms, community input opportunities, development of a candidate and finalist list and the eventual appointment of the next district superintendent for DeSoto ISD.