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DeSoto Mission Statement

DeSoto Serves to make a difference in the lives of our students by instilling a sense of community and responsibility, providing a positive and collaborative culture, and promoting excellence through innovative educational experiences and service to others.

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Why DeSoto?

high performance

Caring Culture

Small Town Traditions

Make a Difference

Teacher Pay


- Brandon Fontenot

I teach in DeSoto because 1) the pay is great and 2) the ongoing opportunities to develop and hone my teaching practice alongside experienced mentors. I've always felt like we (students, teachers, and administrators) are all in this together, no matter how choppy the waters may become

- Brandon Fontenot

- Dixie Pierce

I've spent my life in the DeSoto parish school system! I started as a student at LHS, then graduated from Stanley. After college, I started teaching at Pelican, then spent 20 years at North Desoto. Now I'm back at Stanley teaching my favorite subject, math! DeSoto is definitely in my blood!

- Dixie Pierce

- Bo Odom

I had the honor of attending and graduating from the DeSoto Parish School System (MHS class of 1990). I am thankful for the opportunities DeSoto Parish has given me the past 25 years, as a teacher and a coach. DeSoto Parish has allowed me to grow as a person and it is my honor to call DeSoto home.

-Bo Odom

For more information, contact:

Janice Lingle, Director of Human Resources
399 Jenkins St
Mansfield, LA 71052

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