George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jen Soalt

I am the founder and executive director of BookMentors, a nonprofit which uses micropatronage to supply teachers in high-needs schools with books. I am a former urban school teacher and literacy coach, who has published articles on reading comprehension. I hold an M.Ed. in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia.

Areas of Interest: 
Urban and rural education,
high-needs schools,
English language learners,
book access,
children's and YA literature