Margaret Falatko



Marketing, Intro to Broadcast Journalism,

and High Tech Video Production



I have been teaching and coaching at DeSoto Central High School since August 2012.  I received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Mississippi, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Belhaven University, and a Master of Science in Leadership from Duquesne University.  

In addition to being a Business teacher, I am also the head volleyball coach and co-sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  I am a member of the Journalism Education Association, Mississippi Scholastic Press Association, and Mississippi Association of Coaches.  

I have three amazing boys and enjoy teaching Sunday School at my church.  I love traveling with my family (especially going to the beach), playing volleyball, and learning new things. 


Marketing has become one of the most important processes in modern life and affects many aspects of a person's life even without him or her noticing.  As a consumer, marketing surrounds a person.  This course will introduce students to today's fast-paced, rapidly changing and interactive global marketing environment by exposing them to philosophies and strategies as they are used for advertising, selling, and distribution of products.  This course will also address ways that marketing satisfies basic marketing concepts through project-based learning.


Intro to Broadcast Journalism

While journalism has changed over the years, it is still a necessity for today's society.  Changing technology and communication tools have affected this industry, but some things have changed very little.  This course will teach students about identify news and writing leads and stories.  Through analyzing journalist out there and practice, students will learn to report the news.  This course will also introduce them to basic editing and important industry lingo. 


High Tech Video Production

High Tech Video Production (Jag TV) is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in Journalism and Broadcast Journalism.  Students will learn how to write a story, film and edit, and create a news broadcast.  Each week, this class will produce a weekly news show for the school.  In addition, students will live stream sports and theatre events throughout the school year.  Students will create Twitter videos to help market the school and inform students of upcoming events.  This course will challenge students to find and report the news while being creative and professional.  Check out Jag TV's website for more information.

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2020-2021 Applications

Below is the application for Jag TV for the 2020-2021 school year.  The applications are to be emailed by May 8th.  (See the application for the email address.)  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. 

Below is the application for Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leaders for the 2020-2021 school year.  FCA Leaders should represent the Lord, FCA, and DC in a Christian-like manner on and off the field/court.  Leaders are responsible for, but not limited to, planning and attending Friday mornings, service projects, and FCA meetings at DCMS.  Also posted are the expectations for FCA leaders.  Applications need to be emailed to me or Coach Duggin by May 8th. (See the application for the email address.)  If you have any questions, please reach out to me or Coach Duggin.

Senior Video

Seniors-- I know this is a crazy time right now, but senior video will happen for the class of 2021.  In order to make it great, I need the following from every senior.  (Please spread the word!!!) Everything can be sent to  If you have any questions, feel free to email me!  Stay positive and keep your heads up!  We're all in this together!

1. A baby picture

2. A senior picture OR I can use your yearbook picture 

3. One to two group pictures (no more because of time restraints)

4. A nickname (if you go by a nickname or your middle name, please let me know because I want it to be right on the video)


You can start submitting pictures now.  Baby AND senior pictures need to be turned in by December 15, 2020.  


Please see the document below for more information regarding senior video submissions.

Link to Class of 2020 Senior Video:

Senior Video Information