January is School Board Recognition Month

DeSoto ISD Honors School Board This January for Advocating for Local Schoolchildren
Posted on 01/07/2019
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January is School Board Recognition Month, and DeSoto Independent School District will join the Texas Association of School Boards and other districts across the state to honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for Texas schoolchildren and public schools.

“School board members tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. These men and women are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children or undermines our public schools,” said Dr. D’Andre Weaver, DeSoto ISD superintendent.

Board members serving DeSoto ISD are:

Carl Sherman Jr. - Place 1
President

Karen Daniel - Place 3
Vice President

Tiffany Clark - Place 4
Secretary

Kathy Goad - Place 2

Aubrey C. Hooper - Place 5

DeAndrea Fleming - Place 6

Amanda Sargent - Place 7

“Our district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay. Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom serving more than 9,400 students, 1,300 employees, and 15 campuses.”

“It’s more important than ever before that the public support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated,” Dr. Weaver said.

The DeSoto ISD will honor its Board members at the January 14, 2019 regular board meeting. In addition, the Board will be featured on the district’s Facebook page highlighting each board member’s key leadership trait displayed during their tenure of service to the district.

Schools, students and community members are invited to share notes of thanks to the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees for their efforts to advocate for the best possible educational experiences for the students, staff and families of the district.