JoLisa Hoover, M.Ed.

Senior Regional Advocacy Director - Central Texas

JoLisa Hoover joined the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation in 2019 as the regional advocacy director for Central Texas.

JoLisa brings 26 years of teaching experience in Bryan ISD and Leander ISD, as well as policy experience as a U.S. Teaching Ambassador Fellow and Texas Teach Plus Senior Fellow. As an educator with policy experience, she is passionate about the importance of investing in public education and was recognized through the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Leadership Award.

JoLisa holds a master’s degree from Texas A&M in educational psychology and a bachelor’s degree from McMurry University in Abilene. McMurry awarded JoLisa a Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2012. She previously served as president of the McMurry Alumni Association and currently serves on the McMurry Board of Visitors.

Born in Fort Benning, Georgia before her dad deployed, she got to Texas as fast as she could and is proud of her generations of Texas roots. She enjoys being an aunt, singing, and spending time with her tiny rescue dog, Max. Central Texas has been home since her family moved to Georgetown in 1978 and she looks forward to serving her community.

What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly? - Erin Hanson
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