Debbie Sides
EL Teacher, DeSoto Central Middle & DeSoto Central High

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

Hello!  Welcome to my website

My education:

Education: B.S. in Education University of Memphis

Masters in Counseling University of Memphis

+45 in Education Cumberland University, TN

English Language Learners University of Memphis

Licensed in Elementary Education/Middle School

Licensed in School Counseling K-12

Licensed in English as a Second Language K-12

Experience: I am very excited to continue to be a part of Desoto County Schools! I am a 38 year educator who has experience as a middle school and elementary school teacher, school counselor, and English as a Second Language teacher in Desoto County, Marshall County, and Shelby County Schools.My loves include: God, my family, my animals, and the outdoors! I adore living in the country, and have opportunities to see nature at its finest everyday! EL is my passion and I have the very best students from all around the world. Everyday is an adventure and a great day of learning reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the English language. We focus on English Language standards in every lesson, and have the unique opportunity to incorporate the many different experiences that my students bring into our classroom in every lesson! It is ALWAYS a Great Day to be a JAG! 

Class Schedule


7:35-11:15 daily periods 1st-3rd


11:30-4:00 daily Blocks 3rd & 4th


Parents, this week we are finishing up our EL Formal Assessment. This tool will give us the needed information about each student's English language growth this school year since August 2019. I am looking forward to seeing what standards have been meet and which we need to work on more. Each day we grow! #OnefocusOneFamily! 

Class Calendar