Equipping Leaders to Close the Achievement Gap While Conquering Poverty

Mr. Shawn Hurt

Do you feel pressure to close the achievement gap? The added layers of servicing students with disabilities, minority students, students living in poverty- all while in charters operating with limited resources makes this task seem impossible. This highly skilled turnaround specialist will demonstrate to participants how to achieve 1.50 years’ worth of growth for all students through implementing culturally responsive teaching strategies, facilitating data dialogs, planning purposeful professional development, and establish sustainable partnerships.

Shawn Hurt is an educational consultant and School Turnaround Principal. He has been a Turnaround Specialist since 2011, and have impacted the education of over 5,200 students during his career.  Shawn served as principal of Inkster Preparatory Academy, which was selected as a Model School for 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. The Model School Conference is the nation’s premier event for rapidly improving K-12 schools and districts. 

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