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James Oliver


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Contact Info:


Work Phone:

(830) 683-4137

Cell Phone:

(806) 340-8454

About Me

Educational History:

I graduated from South Garland High School in 1989.

I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a BBA (Management) and a Minor in Forestry (Wildlife Mgmt.) in 1993.

I earned my Teaching Certification from East Texas State University in 1995.

I earned my MED and Mid-Management Certification from SFASU in 2000. 

Current Position:

This is my 28th year in traditional Public Education.  I have been in Rocksprings, Texas since February, 1st 2021.  It has been a pleasure to serve in this community and be part of a team that is truly putting student education at the top of our priority list.  I am looking forward to an outstanding 2022-2023 school year, and the opportunity to continue working with our exceptional  staff to make this small school, the best it can be.  Educating kids is a marathon.  I ask our parents and community members to be part of that journey.  We are all on the same team.  

Previous Position:

I was a teacher in Garland ISD and Palestine ISD for the first 4 years of my career.

I spent the next 10 years as a campus principal in Palestine ISD, Westwood ISD, and Brookesmith ISD.

The last 14 years, I have served in Nazareth ISD, Martin’s Mill ISD, and Rocksprings ISD as a school superintendent.

This is the begining of my 3rd year in Rocksprings.

Family Information:

My wife, Laura, and I have been married for 20 years.

We have two sons, Justin and Hunter.  Justin graduated from UT Arlington and is married to his wife Mara.  They live in Tyler, Texas and both work for CBS news.  Hunter is a 2022 graduate of Rocksprings High School and is currently attending college at Stephen F. Austin State University and studying Forestry.

We have 3 dogs – two Labs (Faith and Ayla) and one Beagle (Missy)

Left to right - Mara Oliver, Justin Oliver, Laura Oliver, Hunter Oliver, James oliver

Personal Information:

Our whole family enjoys being in the outdoors when we are not in school.

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James Oliver

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School Phone:
(830) 683-4137
Cell Phone:
(806) 340-8454