Dr. Yanet Cardoza is the director of strategic initiatives in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. She has 10 years of campus leadership experience. She served as a principal in Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District where she successfully implemented both the Bring Your Own Device and Technology Lending Program on her campus. She increased the quality and depth of instructional technology integration in the classroom leading to improved student engagement and new learning experience. She is a former bilingual elementary teacher in Dallas ISD and an assistant principal in Lewisville ISD. She holds a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas in Arlington. She also holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas with a research focus on change management theory and adoption of innovation.