Cara Carter named district's executive director of technology
Cara Carter named district's executive director of technology
Posted on 11/11/2019
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Cara Carter
Cara Carter

At their Nov. 11 school board meeting, Northwest ISD trustees approved the naming of Cara Carter as the district’s new executive director of technology.

Mrs. Carter has led the instructional technology team as its director since 2015. Under her leadership, she has coordinated the yearly, districtwide student showcase of authentic learning projects, planned deployments of student and staff 1:1 devices and designed long-range strategic technology plans for Northwest ISD.

As the new executive director of technology, Mrs. Carter will oversee the district’s technology, instructional technology and data services departments.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity,” Mrs. Carter said. “I am committed to focusing on collaborative relationships, connecting students and teachers to relevant technologies, and prioritizing effective professional learning to maximize students' success.”

Mrs. Carter has served Northwest ISD since 2004, beginning as a classroom teacher and working her way up as an instructional technology specialist, coordinator of instructional technology and director of instructional technology. She has led her team to receive Common Sense Media National Certifications, National Digital Learning Awards and a top-five ranking among the Digital School Districts Survey for Digital Learning.

“Strategic and intentional planning of projects is key when implementing technology into a large school system,” Mrs. Carter said. “I know how important this responsibility is and am eager to continue to serve the stakeholders of Northwest ISD.”

Mrs. Carter received her master’s degree of education in administration from Lamar University and a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies from the University of North Texas. She is also a member of the Consortium of School Networking, Texas Chief Technology Officer Council, Learning Forward Academy, International Society for Technology in Education and Texas Computer Educators Association.

Her new role leading the technology division is effective immediately.