Founding Executive Director
Kristin Sullivan is the founding executive director of Read Fort Worth. The organization was formed by Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner, civic leaders and the philanthropic community to coordinate a cross-sector, collective impact effort to ensure that 100 percent of third-graders are reading on grade level by 2025.
Kristin previously served as associate vice president for communications at The University of Texas at Arlington, where she led media relations and strategic communications during an expansion period that saw record enrollment, research expenditures and philanthropic giving.
Kristin was as a longtime reporter and editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram where she covered Fort Worth, its neighborhoods and institutions during a time of unprecedented economic growth in North Texas.
She is the product of public schools – and a proud graduate of Sam Houston High School in southeast Arlington. She and her husband Mitch have two sons in the Fort Worth school district.
Dr. Olga Hickman
Director for Programs and Partnerships
Dr. Olga Hickman is the Director for Programs and Partnerships for Read Fort Worth Literacy, a developing coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic, nonprofits and volunteers working together to ensure that 100 percent of third-graders are reading on a post-secondary pace – and ready to succeed in the next grade -- by 2025.
Formally, Olga served as a Senior Field Trainer for the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has focused on promoting school improvement and academic achievement, particularly in the area of language and literacy. She has numerous years of experience that include supporting statewide initiatives across Texas, as well as implementing research-based practices in leadership, literacy, and second-language acquisition for diverse learners.
Olga earned her PhD at The University of Texas at Arlington with a focus on communities of color, which supports her aim to ensure that all students receive a fair and equitable, high-quality education.
She lives in Fort Worth with her husband and daughter.
Director of Communications and Marketing