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As the deputy director of programs for the Best in Class team for Educate Texas, Yvonne is responsible for managing and leading key initiatives including the expansion of the ACE school model.

Prior to joining CFT, Yvonne worked in Uplift Education as a teacher and a leader. Most recently, she was a coordinator of Leadership Pipeline Development in Dallas ISD, working to develop highly effective future principals.

Yvonne holds a bachelor’s in public relations with a business administration concentration from Pepperdine University, a master’s in educational leadership from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"The people have been amazing, as well as the opportunity to affect systems-level change!"

Favorite Quote

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

— Aristotle