The DeSoto ISD Difference: A Legacy of Learning

The DeSoto ISD Difference: A Legacy of Learning
Posted on 07/21/2021
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When Reverend Michael Sneed and his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Sneed moved to DeSoto in 2007, they did not realize they were beginning a legacy of learning that would span three generations. They see DeSoto ISD not only as a school district but as an extended part of their own family. Reverend and Mrs. Sneed's children attended school in DeSoto ISD, their grandchildren graduated from DeSoto High School, and currently, their great-grandchildren are attending schools in DeSoto ISD.

For the Sneeds, DeSoto ISD teachers are the difference makers for students. Mrs. Sneed spoke to the difference that she sees in her great-grandchildren who attend Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy. 

“They go above and beyond for the students.” In a flood of joyful tears, she declared, “to see where our students are and how they worked through the issues the students came with is just”-- she stammered.

Reverend Sneed was equally excited as Mrs. Sneed about the students' experience.

“They are excited about school and they cannot wait to tell us what they are learning each day,” said Rev. Sneed. “As soon as they get in the car, they are telling us about their day.” 

Prior to coming to DeSoto ISD, the children did not exhibit such enjoyment and concern about school. The Sneed’s felt like the teachers went past their limits as teachers in order to cater to their great grandchildrens’ needs as they transitioned from another school district. 

“The teachers have gone above and beyond what they could do as teachers”, Mrs. Sneed said.  “During the pandemic, these teachers were out bringing books and dropping off supplies. They go above and beyond for our students.”

Because of this, Reverend and Mrs. Sneed are now proud great grandparents of A and B honor roll students.

Isaiah, one of the Sneeds’ great-grandchildren, who is in the third grade at Katherine Johnson, shared his experience as a DeSoto ISD student. He is not only learning foundational academic principles but is also receiving early exposure to different career pathways. Two favorite things Isaiah also enjoys doing at school are math and coding. 

“I think learning is fun because you get to do more than one thing. You don’t get to just do it [work] on paper you get to use technology,” said Isaiah. 

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