Teacher Highlights

Welcome to DeSoto HS
 Mrs. Sonja Howard-Smith
Howard-Smith
Join the Career & Technical Education department in welcoming our new Fashion Design teacher Mrs. Sonja Howard-Smith.  Mrs. Smith is a 1985 graduate of DeSoto HS and was a member of the award winning Eaglettes.  She received her bachelor's degree from Prairie View A & M University where she was a member of the cheer squad.  She also received her Master's in Education degree from Concordia University in 2010.

Mrs. Smith is married to Floyd Smith and she has two children (Floyd Jr. and Trenton) who are both current college students.  She has been in education for 21 years and her favorite things to do are shop and dance.


Welcome to DeSoto HS
 Kristi Trimble
K. Tirmble

My name is Kristi M. Trimble. I was born a native of Dallas, Texas.  I am the youngest of 2 children. I am a 1991 graduate of South Oak Cliff High School.  I was a part of the International Baccalaureate Program, The National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among America High School Students, a National English and Science Merit Recipient and graduated in the top 10% of my class. My extracurricular activity included me being a 3 year Varsity Cheerleader.  

I received my Bachelors Degree in Applied Technology Training and Development from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.   I had the honor of making the Dean’s List.

My teaching career path started with the Dallas Independent School District where I taught Career and Technology courses 2 years at Fred F. Florence Middle School.  I continued my teaching career for the next 16 years as a Career and Technology Education teacher at Justin F. Kimball High School.   During my tenure at Kimball High School, I had the privilege to receive the Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Teaching and Education Award, and be the Head Cheerleader Coach for 9 years.

Currently I am the Career and Technology Education Representative for DeSoto Independent School District.  Go Eagles!

I am a lifelong member of True Missionary Baptist Church where my pastor is Pastor Donald R. Parish, Sr.   I have been a part of the Youth Department, Young People’s Inspirational Choir, Sanctuary Choir, and Renewed Ministries.   Currently I am a part of the Finance Committee.  I was employed as the Pastor’s Secretary for 10 years.