DeISD Announces Its Spring Job Fair Series

DeISD Announces Its Spring Job Fair Series
Posted on 03/24/2023
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DeSoto, TX - The DeSoto Independent School District announces the first in its series of spring and summer job fairs to hire staff for the 2023-2024 academic year from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in the DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto. 

DeSoto ISD is looking to hire premiere talent for the following key positions: teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff (security guards, crossing guards, and bus drivers), teachers-in-residence, teacher interns, and substitute facilitators.

The starting salary for teachers is $58,500, with stipend opportunities for some bilingual, special education, and tutoring positions. DeSoto ISD pays $410 towards the employee’s medical benefits, which equates to 100 percent of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ monthly premium.

“In DeSoto ISD, we pride ourselves in immersing students in the Triple-A Experience - academics, athletics, and the arts,” said DeSoto ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Usamah Rodgers. “We understand the unforgettable impact excellent educators have on students and are looking for passionate professionals ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference for our scholars.”

In addition to the district’s hiring efforts for certified teaching professionals, DeSoto ISD will also conditionally hire teachers-in-residence and teacher interns.

“Teachers in Residence are individuals who are currently working to obtain their teaching credentials through an alternative certification program,” said DeSoto ISD Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Dr. Elexia Robinson-White. “They would be considered ‘hired’ under the ‘Teacher in Residence’ designation.” 

White notes that this program is to support individuals looking to transition into the teaching industry. 

“Support for this role includes new teacher academy, examination preparation, campus mentor support, and district professional development opportunities,” said White. 

The Teacher Intern Program is a new initiative of DeSoto ISD. Individuals interested in teaching can get exposure to the field if selected for this program. The intern program is for recent college graduates who did not major in education but desire to teach. DeSoto ISD will partner interns with an alternative certification program and provide development opportunities. At the end of the internship, participants must receive their Statement of Eligibility before being considered for any teaching positions.

All employment candidates can register at:

The April 15 job fair is the launchpad for the additional fairs to be scheduled and held throughout the spring and summer months of 2023. Visit to see available positions.