Jane Shipwash

Senior Executive Assistant

Jane joined the team in February 2020 to increase the efficiency of the President and Vice Presidents at Raise Your Hand Texas. Jane has been in the Austin area since 2009. She is a singer/songwriter and musician and was in a local band for 11 years that toured and played shows for SXSW and Austin City Limits.

Jane has her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communication from the University of Houston-Victoria. Before joining Raise Your Hand Texas, Jane aspired to become a middle school English teacher. While she has over ten years of executive administrative experience, Jane believes her best contribution to public education will be through Raise Your Hand Texas.

Jane has a passion for helping others, her dog Samson, and her family and friends. She keeps busy with her three stepdaughters (one who is special needs), live music, reading, and writing fiction. She is an advocate for children’s arts and reading programs.

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. - Stephen King
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