2021 Class of Retiring Educators

DeSoto ISD Recognizes 2021 Class of Retiring Educators
Posted on 05/26/2021
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During a ceremony held the evening of May 24, 2021, DeSoto ISD Board and administration recognized the 2021 district retirees who, together, represent more than 300 years of service in education and a wealth of knowledge, experience and wisdom.


Robert Wayne Allen

  • Maintenance, Plant Services
  • 10 years of service

Patricia Boyd

  • 2nd Grade Teacher, The Meadows Elementary
  • 18 years of service

Brenda G. Cribbs

  • Science Teacher, West Middle School
  • 21 years of service

Diane Denangus-Simpson

  • Library Asst, ATTDC
  • 24 years of service

Michael R. Ensley

  • Career Portals, West Middle School
  • 34 years of service

Pearl A. Evans

  • Registrar/PEIMS, DHS
  • 34 years of service

Janet McClung

  • Counselor, ATDDC
  • 44 years of service

Peggy A. Mooney

  • English Teacher, DHS
  • 22years of service

Noble Sims Jr.

  • Painter, Plant Services
  • 19 years of service

Peter K. Sohn

  • Environmental Science, RYES
  • 19 years of service

Sharon Tarpley

  • Lang Science Spec, Moates
  • 32 years of service

Michael Williams

  • Security, DeSoto ISD
  • 14 years of service

Maria Eugenia Smith

  • Custodian, Plant Services
  • 17 years of service


Each retiree was presented a token of appreciation from the district in a special program with remarks from then-Acting Board President DeAndrea Fleming and Superintendent of Schools Dr. D’Andre J. Wever who thanked each retiree and commended them for their service.


Event emcee and Director of Communications Tiffanie Blackmon-Jones closed the ceremony stating, “While you may be retiring, please know you will ALWAYS be a valuable member of this DeSoto ISD Family.”


DeSoto ISD thanks the 2021 retirees for the giving of their time, effort and expertise to serve students and their families and invited them to return to serve as a mentor or volunteer.