Benefits & Incentives

In DeSoto ISD, we are committed to developing, recruiting and retaining extraordinary people. Beginning in the cuuent school year, DeSoto ISD will offer employees, especially its hard-working teachers, incentives and stipends in addition to their annual salary. Below are the various incentives, stipends and other employee benefits offered by DeSoto ISD:







Difference-Maker Bonus


Core & Master Teachers in High Need Areas (PK-12)

(Elar, Math, Science, SS, SpEd, CTE, Bilingual)


Master Teacher (Elementary & Secondary)

$0 - $10,000


$0 - $29,000

Teacher Incentive Allotment



Bilingual (PK-5th)


Math/Science/ELAR (7th-12th)


Master Degree


Doctoral Degree


Foreign Language


District monthly contribution of $351 to Health Insurance Premium

No cost Employee Assistance Program which includes household coverage

No cost $10,000 Life Insurance Policy for all full time employees

Two (2) mental health days off (One per semester)

Non-resident student transfers for full time staff’s children

Free PK-3 and PK-4 for Staff Children

Classroom Support:

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten Aides in Every Class
  • Interventionists
  • Master Teachers

- Instructional Coaches

- SpEd Co-Teacher