Superintendent Search

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

Click here to help develop a profile for the next superintendent of DeSoto ISD.

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.
  • May 14 – DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees discussed potential search firms and narrowed the field to four search firms to interview at the May 14 regular board meeting.
  • May 21– DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will interview four search firms at a special called meeting with the goal of selecting the search firm that will carry out the superintendent search for DeSoto ISD's next leader.
  • April 25 -- Request For Information, or RFI, mailed
  • May 11 --  RFI deadline
  • May 15 -- Search firm interviews and selection of search firms
  • May 29-June 8 -- Conduct Community & District Staff Meetings
  • June 11--Meet with Board to share community feedback & approve candidate profile & application
  • June 12 –July 12--Application Period & Online Interviews
  • July 16-- Search team to review & identify the Top 10 candidates
  • July 20--Meet with Board & present the Top 10 candidates for in-person interview selections
  • August 10– 11-- Candidate Interviews with the Board
  • August  14– 15--Round 2 of Candidate Interviews with the Board
  • August  16-- Board Names Dr. D'Andre Weaver as the district's Lone Finalist
  • September 6-- Board Approves Dr. D'Andre Weaver as the district's Permanent Superintendent   
  • September 17--Dr. Weaver starts first official day as superintendent in DeSoto ISD