Fine Arts


The mission of the DeSoto Independent School District Fine Arts Department is to empower every student to develop and achieve their creative and expressive potential through inspiring instruction and diverse learning experiences. Our department will foster the growth, both artistically and academically, of students through the integration of the arts with emerging technologies as well as traditional techniques. Students will be immersed in self-discipline, creativity, intrinsic motivation, and teamwork through aligned, 
and assessed experiences in the arts.

The various programs within the DeSoto ISD Fine Arts Department include:

  • Elementary School – Art, Music, Magnet Strings, Dance Theatre
  • Middle School – Art, Band, Choir, Theater, Cheerleading, Magnet Dance, String
  • High School – Visual Art, Band, Choir, Theater, Technical Theater, Dance, Cheerleading

Programs Websites:


Matt Edwards, M.Ed, Director of Fine Arts 
200 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, Texas 75115 
Phone (972) 274-8212 
Fax (972) 223-3791


Lisa LePoint, Administrative Assistant

Fine Arts, Instructional Technology & 
Library Media Centers

200 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, Texas 75115 
Phone (972) 274-8212 ext. 8297
Fax (972) 274-8203