Northwest ISD Cara Carter Promoted to NISD’s Executive Director of Technology
At the November 11 Northwest ISD school board meeting, trustees approved the naming of
Cara Carter as the district’s new executive director of technology.
Carter has led the instructional technology team as its director since July 2015. Under her
leadership, she has coordinated the yearly, district-wide 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, Carter will oversee
the district’s technology, instructional technology, and data services departments.
“I am extremely excited about this opportunity,” Executive Director of Technology Cara 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.”
Ms. 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
presently director of instructional technology. She has led her team to receive Common Sense Media
National Certifications, National Digital Learning Awards and a top-five spot 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. I know how important this responsibility is
and am eager to continue to serve the stakeholders of Northwest ISD.”
Carter received her masters 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,8Texas Chief Technology Officer Council, Learning
Forward Academy, International Society for Technology in Education and Texas Computer Educators
Association. She will assume her new role in leading NISD’s technology division immediately.