Members

Group 2017-18


LINKS

What are the key roles and responsibilities of a school board?

  • Ensure creation of a vision and goals for the district and evaluate district success.
  • Adopt policies that guide district actions.
  • Hire a superintendent to serve as administrator of the district and evaluate the superintendent's success.
  • Approve an annual budget consistent with the district vision.
  • Communicate the district's vision and success to the community.

2017-18 DeSoto ISD Board Members

Sherman Jr., Carl

Carl Sherman, Jr. - Place 1 
President 
Email: carl.sherman@desotoisd.org 
Election Year: 2016

Carl Sherman, Jr. has lived in DeSoto, Texas with his wife Veronica for five years. Together they have two children, Carl III and Danielle. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University and is now pursuing his MBA. Mr. Sherman currently owns a small business which provides janitorial and restoration services for commercial and residential clients. He is also a member of the Oak Gardens Church in Dallas where he serves as a Deacon. As an avid proponent of educating young minds, he has spent time in the classroom teaching at the DeSoto Freshman Campus and substituting at various DeSoto schools. Mr. Sherman grew up in DeSoto and has worked within the community throughout his life including coaching basketball teams in the 'DYBA' and a select summer team. Mr. Sherman will work diligently with DeSoto students, teachers and administration to ensure that DeSoto students are academically prepared to be successful in college and beyond.

Daniel, KarenKaren Daniel - Place 3
Vice President
Email:  karen.daniel@desotoisd.org  
Election Year: 2017

Karen Daniel, re-elected May 9, 2017, and sworn-in May 22, 2017, for a second three-year term, is a retired, lifelong educator having spent 44 years in the classroom including 33 at DeSoto High School. She grew up in Dallas and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School. She went on to earn her BA in English from UTA and Master's in Public School Administration from UNT. She and her husband Curtis, also retired from DHS, have three children who all graduated from DHS. "I am a wife, a mother, a teacher, a Christian community member, and a lifelong learner." She believes every student should have the opportunity to receive an excellent education in our public schools in an environment that is conducive to learning. Parents, students, teachers, and administrators are all accountable for this education. Her goals include encouraging academic excellence, providing a safe/disciplined student environment and preparing students for future success. In 2016 she was inducted into the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honors. 

Clark, TiffanyTiffany Clark - Place 4 
Secretary
Email:  tiffany.clark@desotoisd.org 
Election Year: 2017

Tiffany Clark, born and raised in DeSoto, attended DeSoto schools and graduated from DHS in 2007. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, Clark came back to DeSoto and took her first job at West MS, where she worked as a science teacher, focusing on STEM participation. She continued her education at UNT with a Master’s in Education, concentration on School and Community Counseling and currently works as a counselor in Waxahachie ISD. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education from Abilene Christian University with a concentration in conflict resolution. When not devoting time to students, Tiffany is actively engaged as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Delta Alpha Omega Chapter). She is a faithful and proud member of Friendship-West Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III.

Goad, KathyKathy Goad - Place 2
Email: kgoad@desotoisd.org
Election Year: 2016

Kathy Goad has been a teacher and mentor in DeSoto ISD for 28 including three years as the WINGS – Where I Now Gain Success – dropout recovery program supervisor. Goad has a long passion for all students and the heart of an educator. As the head of the Home Economics department and the PALS program sponsor for many years, she touched numerous lives by teaching students life skills and how to be a valuable member of society. Under her guidance, DHS PALS – Peer Assistance and Leadership Students – became a top program in the state. PALS participants remember her warm heart and caring nature, as do the 185 WINGS students who have gained their diploma under her wing in the past three years. An active member of Hampton Road Baptist Church, she volunteers in the community as well with Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, and Rotary.

Hooper, Aubrey C.Aubrey C. Hooper - Place 5
Email:  aubrey.hooper@desotoisd.org  
Election Year: 2017 

Aubrey C. Hooper comes from a family with deep roots in the DeSoto community and was born with a passion for helping others. He has over 20 years experience with community organizations and non-profit groups and currently serves as the President of the Dallas NAACP, Second Vice President of the Texas State Conference NAACP Branches and Assistant Secretary of the NAACP National Board of Directors. Currently, Mr. Hooper is the Vice Chairman of the NAACP National Education Committee and serves as a member of the NAACP Finance, Advocacy and Policy, Image Awards, and Executive committees. He is a Campus Administrator/Principal at the Medlock and Youth Village Campuses at the Dallas County Juvenile Department and is an active member of the Oak Gardens Church of Christ. He graduated cum laude from Morehouse College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and received a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs from UT Arlington. He is the founder and board chairman emeritus of a small education foundation that focuses on educational scholarships and mentoring young men. In 2010, he was named to the “Top 25 to Watch” and “Talented Tenth” lists by Dallas Weekly.  In addition, he has been recognized and highlighted for his public service by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, Dallas ISD, and UTA.  In 2017, he was named to the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor. Mr. Hooper has committed his life and his work to serving his community and making a difference. Mr. Hooper is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Urban and Public Administration with an Urban Policy concentration at the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Hooper has committed his life and his work to serving his community and making a difference. 

Donald Gant - Place 6
Email: dgant@desotoisd.org  
Election Year: 2015

Donald Gant is in his 18th year as a trustee, having served as Vice President for two of those years and President for one. He was re-elected in May 2015. He was an active parent long before he was a trustee, serving as a PTA member and officer, and a member of many sports booster clubs. All four of his children are DeSoto ISD graduates. Gant is a multi-unit Director for DP Investments, but always arranges the time to attend local and state school board meetings and conferences because he feels they are so important. He is steadfast in his commitment to making informed decisions that will benefit the students of DeSoto ISD today and in the future.  

Moncriffe
Sandre Moncriffe - Place 7 
Email: sandre.moncriffe@desotoisd.org 
Election Year: 2015

Sandre Moncriffe is a twelve year resident of DeSoto. Ms. Moncriffe is married to Berford, and they are the proud parents of two daughters who attend school in DeSoto ISD. Prior to serving on the Board, Ms. Moncriffe served the community through her work with PTA, and also as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. A proud graduate of Wiley College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, Ms. Moncriffe also earned a Juris Doctor from St. Marys University School of Law. Ms. Moncriffe began her legal career in San Francisco, California as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Social Security Administration. She successfully ran her own law practice specializing in Family Law for ten years, prior to her current position as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

Moncriffe
Sandre Moncriffe - Place 7 
Email: sandre.moncriffe@desotoisd.org 
Election Year: 2015

Sandre Moncriffe is a twelve year resident of DeSoto. Ms. Moncriffe is married to Berford, and they are the proud parents of two daughters who attend school in DeSoto ISD. Prior to serving on the Board, Ms. Moncriffe served the community through her work with PTA, and also as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. A proud graduate of Wiley College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, Ms. Moncriffe also earned a Juris Doctor from St. Marys University School of Law. Ms. Moncriffe began her legal career in San Francisco, California as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Social Security Administration. She successfully ran her own law practice specializing in Family Law for ten years, prior to her current position as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

Moncriffe, SandreSandre Moncriffe - Place 7
Email: sandre.moncriffe@desotoisd.org
Election Year: 2015

Sandre Moncriffe is a twelve year resident of DeSoto. Ms. Moncriffe is married to Berford, and they are the proud parents of two daughters who attend school in DeSoto ISD. Prior to serving on the Board, Ms. Moncriffe served the community through her work with PTA, and also as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. A proud graduate of Wiley College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, Ms. Moncriffe also earned a Juris Doctor from St. Marys University School of Law. Ms. Moncriffe began her legal career in San Francisco, California as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Social Security Administration. She successfully ran her own law practice specializing in Family Law for ten years, prior to her current position as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.