National Principals Month: DeSoto ISD Principals leading amid the Pandemic

DESOTO– In honor of National Principals Month, DeSoto ISD is honoring its principals who are key to the success of its school system. During this month, the district will celebrate its principals’ innovative leadership and tireless pursuit of successful outcomes for students.

DeSoto ISD, like school districts across the world, faced a myriad of new challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic and school principals came through when it mattered most to ensure that students and teachers remained engaged and that learning continued with as much normalcy as possible.

In the spring, principals helped with the swift transition to virtual learning, orchestrating creative community drive-by parades, drive-through award ceremonies, and surprise curbside home visits. This summer and fall, there remains an intense commitment to academic continuity, student achievement, and engagement. Principals have participated in extended hours of planning and preparation for virtual learning and hybrid instruction. Many are leading online parent


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