About the Instructor
Kelly Hurst is a 23-year veteran educator in the classroom as on administrative teams as a Guidance Dean and Assistant Principal. A longtime educator, she has taken those practical skills and applied them to consulting and training. She joined the Crossroads Anti-racism Organizing & Training staff in 2017 as an Organizer/Trainer based in Springfield, IL, a city that has been engaged in anti-racism work in the local government, health care industry, religious, and education sectors for more than a decade. An activist, speaker, and storyteller, Kelly’s primary work has been in education where she also served as a Literacy Coach working in faculty professional development and contracted with schools on professional development and training. She is Executive Director of Being Black at School, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to moving equity conversations into action, making schools a safer place for Black students. Kelly and her spouse, Russell, are the parents of 6 adult children and 3 granddaughters.