Kristin Sullivan

Founding Executive Director

Kristin Sullivan
Kristin Sullivan
Kristin Sullivan is the founding executive director of the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership. 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
Dr. Olga Hickman
Dr. Olga Hickman is the Director for Programs and Partnerships for the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership, 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.

 

Yezmin Thomas

Director of Communications and Marketing

 

Yezmin Thomas
Yezmin Thomas
Yezmin Thomas is Director of Communications and Marketing at the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership. Yezmin brings 15 years of communications, multimedia production, and broadcast journalism experience to her role. She is an eleven-time regional Emmy Award winner, and has received a total of 21 nominations for the prestigious awards.
Prior to joining the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership, Yezmin was a longtime reporter, producer, and multimedia journalist for Telemundo, where she covered issues affecting the Hispanic community in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
She holds a Master of Mass Communication from the University of Central Missouri and a Bachelor of Communication Sciences from ITESO University in Guadalajara, Mexico. She speaks English and Spanish.
Yezmin lives in Fort Worth with her husband Eric, and two children.