Focus On the Future

FOCUS on the Future


We’ve been working extremely hard to develop and implement systems to ensure the progress that our students and families deserve. During my first year in the district, I spent a lot of time listening and learning. This year, I am continuing that effort to listen and learn by engaging with stakeholders at a number of levels in a number of settings. From DeSoto Rotary to DeSoto students, I am on the ground at campuses, in classrooms and around the community.

Out of that work of listening and learning, we have developed a comprehensive plan to guide our work and effort during the course of the next year. During the summer, district leadership identified priorities in which we could build strategies to shift district dynamics. The key areas of focus are: 

  • Finance
  • Organizational Redesign
  • Campuses and Classrooms
  • Unity 
  • Systems and Sustainability

Our FOCUS Priorities provide direction and vision for our work and ensures that we align our efforts around common goals and outcomes for students and our community. Through our FOCUS priorities, we aim to optimize and improve our fiscal management; improve and enhance student learning experiences and supports; and improve internal and external organizational climate and connections.

Through our work in Finance, Organizational Redesign, Campuses and Classrooms, and Unity, we are positioned to build and establish Systems and Sustainability for future growth and success. Under our Systems and Sustainability focus, the foundation is being laid for long-term viability. We are replacing a reactive structure with a coherent management system while implementing policies, procedures and guidelines for our work to create a better DeSoto ISD.