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Welcome New DHS Staff!

De Soto High School welcomes twelve new teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. We are excited about our crew of new teachers, and hope you will join us in welcoming them to our school community.

  • Adrianna Christopher returns to her high school alma mater, teaching Family and Consumer Science. 
  • Kathryn Floyd joins our math department teaching Honors Integrated Math II.
  • Mikendra Gotham will be teaching Art I, Art II, and Drawing. 
  • Abbey Heller will join our Student Services team as a counselor for students with last name H-N. 
  • Scott Koertner will join our science department, teaching Chemistry. 
  • Ryan Meara will be joining our ELA department, teaching 9th-grade English and Creative Writing.
  • Catherine Miller-Desbois will join or world language department, teaching Spanish I and Spanish III. 
  • Jacob Penner joins our social studies department, teaching Honors/World Geo and the AVID Elective.
  • Amy Riley joins our CTE team and will teach publications including Newspaper and Yearbook.
  • Susan Smith will be teaching all of our French classes, Study Skills, and Individual and Collaborative Studies. 
  • Savannah Steinmetz, another DHS alumna,returns to teach Special Education.
  • Javier Vieyrajoins our social studies department teaching US History, Civics, and World Geo.