DeSoto ISD is a school district with outstanding programs and facilities, but nothing says more about this school district than the people who work here. We continue to look for talented people to teach and support our students.
FFGA for DeSoto ISD
Medical - DeSoto ISD pays a portion of the "TRS Active Care 1" health care premium choice for the employee. This is the State of Texas Health Insurance Plan, and enhanced plans are available for employees and their families.
DeSoto ISD Benefits Overview
TRS Active Care Website
TRS ActiveCare Plan Highlights
Workers' Comp Forms
Dental - Plan Overview
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Provided at no additional cost for employees/families. Monthly newsletters covering a variety of topics such as money management and health issues; as well as counseling, legal, and financial advice
Employee Assistance Program Highlights
EAP Safe Ride
Staff / Professional Development - DeSoto ISD is committed to providing relevant staff development opportunities for all employees.
Staff Development topics include: 1st Year Teacher Academy; Core Subject Cadres; Instruction and Learning Strategies; Curriculum; Assessment and Alignment; and Management and Organization
Recognition Event - Teacher of the Year (both campus and district level); Employee of the Year (both campus and district level); and Honor retirees
Recognition varies by campus
Perfect Attendance for 6 weeks
Employee of the Month
Faculty passes to all DeSoto ISD sporting events
Wellness Program - DeSoto ISD provides a variety of activities free to all DeSoto ISD employees. The "Time Out" program offers opportunities for increased physical fitness and decreased mental stress. Some of the activities include team volleyball, bowling, golf, aerobics, and a walking/jogging unit. Periodic seminars are also offered on topics such as CPR and relieving stress.
New Teacher Orientation and Reception - The district provides information seminars and training for all employees new to the district. This will assure that our new team members have a smooth transition adjusting to their new district.
TxBess - Training is offered by the Region 10 Educational Service Center to give first-year employees up-to-date information on current trends in education. A mentor program is also available to assist teachers who are beginning a career in education.
Team Teaching - DeSoto ISD uses interdisciplinary teaming to provide students and teachers an opportunity to create a family environment.
Vertical/Horizontal Teaming - Communication between campuses is very important to assure that quality education becomes an ongoing process.
Technology - The Department of Technology Services exists to provide cutting edge productivity tools for students, teachers, administrators, and district staff. The district maintains a robust Wide Area Network (WAN) that ensures Internet and e-mail connectivity to all campuses. Every day students and teachers engage in interactive teaching and learning by accessing the Internet, communicating via e-mail, and producing presentations that display the outcome of their efforts.
Technology opportunities include:
- All classrooms have accessibility to local e-mail and Internet functions
- Teacher desktop stations at all campuses
- Electronic grade book/attendance - teachers use a uniform system of grade and attendance reporting which leads to more accurate records