Accounting Manager (Former Employee) – Hernando, MS – February 6, 2017
The district is focused on providing quality public education to students. The work life balance is excellent - family is the cornerstone of successul students and the district recognizes the need to provide employees a good balance in a professional work environment.
Instructional Assistant (Former Employee) – Southaven, MS – April 11, 2016
The schools are great. The people are amazing. Teaching children is so rewarding. The hardest part is seeing the children go through so much change and being there for them emotionally along with physically. The Most enjoyable part is being able to be like another parent to the children and being able to teach them everyday life skils.
Cafeteria Worker (Former Employee) – Hernando, MS – August 22, 2015
The day starts with making and dishing up any foods that are needed. Twice a week we unloaded the deliveries and found room for the supplies in the storage room, cooler and freezer. My co-workers made the job fun. The hardest part of my job was cooking 100 pounds of meet at one time in the big pot. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the kids and getting to know their needs, likes and dislikes. I learned a lot about food storage, labeling, along with cooking for very large groups.
Learning about food safety, cooking for large groups and Health Department regulations
MSIS/ADA (Former Employee) – Southaven – August 10, 2015
I learned so much at this job. When I left my job daily I fealt successful. I worked with some of the best educators in Desoto County. The hardest part of my job was when the state auditors come in and go through your paper work with a fine tooth comb. It was not hard just very stressful. Registration for 750 students at the beginning of the year can be crazy at times but with a great team, working together could make positive outcomes.
Driver (Current Employee) – Desoto County, Mississippi – August 7, 2015
I actually chose to drive a school bus so that I could go to a local community college and obtain an associates degree in education and proceed to University of MS to obtain a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
I am still driving a school bus because, although I love children, I decided that teaching would not be the best occupation for me at this time in my life. I completed my two years and obtained my Associates Degree.
It has been a good job but I want to move on to something else. I have worked in offices with various companies and would like to work in accounting, bookkeeping, human resources or a similar clerical field.
Special education teacher assistant (Former Employee) – Southaven, MS – July 29, 2015
My typical day is working with my Special Education students. I learned from management you must take the time procedure seriously. Because it affect the whole work load, when it comes to make sure the students have what they need. In aspect to having what they need, is that they where they need to be in order to pass to next grade. The hardest part of my job was learning to be the receptionist, when others was out. The most enjoyable part was working and caring for my students, and seeing them grow.
First Grade Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – DeSoto County, MS – June 22, 2015
DeSoto County is a welcoming place for working parents. There is sufficient help for teachers. Second grade lead teachers and under have a full time teacher's assistant. The parents in this community are wonderful, and the student's work is usually completed well. I learned the basics of teaching in DeSoto County. I had a wonderful principal, and excellent staff.
Payroll Representative (Former Employee) – Hernando, MS – December 29, 2014
DeSoto County Schools was a wonderful place to work, with a positive workplace atmosphere. Supervisors and managers were skilled at training and motivating employees. Those in our department were considered family, celebrating holidays and accomplishments, and grieving together during loss.