Brianna Henneke Hodges is a passionate change agent, mother of two, a true CrAZy One and iCHAMPION Evangelist. She believes that technology enhances learning experiences in every facet of life by allowing for true personalization. Recognized as the 2017 Texas Instructional Technologist of the Year, Brianna serves as the Director of Digital Learning for Stephenville ISD and is a national advisor for Future Ready Schools. A Google Certified Trainer, she is also a member of the FriEDTechnology Team. Brianna is noted for her research in social media and branding implementation. Her work has been published in several academic journals including the Journal of School Public Relations and the Journal for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
A former middle school English teacher and coach, she inspires teachers and students to find their passions, embrace the challenges that life brings, and utilize their creativity to find ways to go bigger and grow brighter every day.
Prior to her career in education, Brianna spent 10+ years in the corporate sector, specializing in public relations and branding for corporate, political, non-profit, and community-based organizations. She brings a wealth of leadership experience including executive-level relationship development, brand strategy and implementation, stakeholder recruitment and retention, and event management.