Education Foundation

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The DeSoto ISD Education Foundation will generate and distribute resources to the DeSoto ISD for programs and projects that enhance the quality of education and provide students with opportunities to become contributing citizens in our democratic society and in our increasingly complex world.

The DeSoto ISD Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization, has been created to support educational programs for both students and staff of DeSoto Independent School District. The Foundation will provide funds for educational programs and activities which either have not been funded or have been under-funded by the normal operating budget. These funds will be used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence and to expand community involvement from individuals, business, and civic organizations. The Foundation awards funds through a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community, and educational leaders. A part-time executive assistant facilitates the Boards efforts.

President - Rachel Thomas

Vice President- Warren Adams

Directors at Large - Patricia Coleman

Directors – Tiffany Clark, Sonya Cole-Hamilton, Dr. Janice Pettis Ingram, Pamela Pope Johnson, Sabrina Mathis, Aaron Mercer, Dr. D’Andre Weaver, Leon McCowan, Gregory Henderson, Bridget Nevels, Rodney Brown, Michael Carroll, Jr., Linda Farkas

Honorary Members - Jimmy Monkres, Pierce Monkres, Bill Walker

In Memoriam - Donald Dismore, Roy Orr, Curtistene S. McCowan, Raymund N. Saunders


The Foundation will achieve its mission by directing resources toward the following goals:
- Encourage all students to work to their highest potential
- Support staff for innovative efforts
- Recognize staff for exemplary teaching
- Build community awareness for the DeSoto ISD Education Foundation
- Inspire parents and the community to participate with the school district in enriching education