Jana Norris Oliver


Project Lead

Jana began her career teaching English as a Second Language in Texas nearly twenty years ago. Since then, various educator and support roles have strengthened her passion to advocate for communities with traditionally more limited literacy opportunities. Jana received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry remains one of Jana’s favorite childhood books because it exemplifies the power of fiction to fill gaps left behind by textbooks.