Tracey K. Hurst is an accomplished educator whose career has spanned multiple roles and responsibilities. Currently serving as an independent consultant, she has worked across the State of Texas, both in the Early College High School network as well as with comprehensive elementary, middle, and high schools, helping with instructional leadership, systems designs, progress monitoring, accelerating instruction, and multiple other topics as needed by the campus. Additionally, she works with school district central office personnel in the area of leadership development and the successful transition from the classroom to a support role.
Mrs. Hurst is well known in the early college high school community both for her work with Dr. Patricia Uribe and the guidebooks to aid in design, as well as on site work with over 80 different campuses on instructional coherence and reaching the at-risk learner. She has authored two books for students, The Best Version of You! and Making Collaborative Groups Work! Both are designed to help early college students navigate the fast transition to college student. Support classes, Advisory, and AVID classes have used her products to educate students about the soft skills associated with college readiness and the steps to take in high school to help with college transition.
In addition to work for Texas Education Agency’s regional service centers 10 and 13, Mrs. Hurst worked as a consultant for Educate Texas from 2009-2014 under a TEA grant to support early college high schools. Prior to that, she served as the Advanced Academics Director in Richardson ISD, where she also was a classroom mathematics and social studies teacher, as well as head volleyball coach. During a hiatus from education, Mrs. Hurst was the director of a non-profit affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.
Tracey Hurst holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from Binghamton University in New York State and a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is an avid reader, world traveler, and proud mom to two teenage boys. She lives with her husband and children in Plano.
• Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
George Mason University
• Bachelor of Arts, Urban Planning