DeISD Names Ysanne Williams Principal of TME

DeISD Names Ysanne Canidate Principal of TME
Posted on 07/20/2021
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Dr. Ysanne Canidate began her career in education as a middle school teacher and curriculum specialist before transitioning to roles as a curriculum reviewer and writer for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Resource System. Dr. Canidate, then, went on to serve as an assistant principal at Dan Powell Intermediate School in Everman ISD before assuming her most recent role as a principal and academic director of Uplift Elevate in Fort Worth where, under her leadership, the school was top five in STAAR performance Meets and Masters across all three grade levels in math, reading, and science.


Dr. Canidate later earned a master’s degree in Elementary Education (2009) and a doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership (2014) from Grand Canyon University in Arizona.


Canidate was born in Jamaica but raised in upstate NY.  As a collegiate, she competed as a track and field scholar-athlete at the University of California at Los Angeles before pursuing a professional track career which led her to compete in the 2008 Olympics.