Norma Nelson is the Executive Director of Readers 2 Leaders, a non-profit agency providing literacy intervention and tutoring to underserved children in Dallas. Prior to her work with Readers 2 Leaders, she worked as a teacher and Assistant Principal in West Dallas for eight years. Norma is active in several community collaborations centered on education, including Early Matters Dallas and The School Zone through the Budd Center at SMU. She also currently volunteers as a member of the Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard SBDM committee. Norma received her B.A. in Political Science and Theatre Arts as well as her M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame. In her free time, she enjoys fostering animals through Dallas Pets Alive, a local rescue organization.