"Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other." – R. Pausch

Every day, across our district, I continue to be moved and inspired by what I see. I am amazed at the incredible devotion of our staff and their unique ability to teach and inspire our children in the face of adversity. I also celebrate the amazing support of our parents and community. During this time of Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude and thank you for being such an important part of our children’s lives.

I believe that helping children succeed is one of the most important things any of us can do. That is why I am so grateful to the employees of the DeSoto Parish School System. You dedicate your lives to serving our children. You take each child’s success personally. You spend hours before and after school doing the extra things that few people see but that make all the difference for the children you teach. I see and feel your passion when I visit classrooms. I see the joy in the faces of our children, and I hear gratitude from parents who appreciate the difference you make for their children.

The strength of our school system lies in the people we employ and the people we serve. I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful family. Thank you for all that you do, and I wish you and your family a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

For Students’ Sake,

Clay J. Corley