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 currently serves 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. The schools at which he has served as principal, over the past seven years, have had an average of 1.5 years growth in reading and 1.6 years growth in math. He is currently working on a Data Analysis Model that will help schools increase the average growth in math and reading by 1.5 years, based one MAP (NWEA) test which is currently used by many school districts.
Shawn has served in education for over 17 years. Mr. Hurt earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Mary’s College, Master’s Degree from Marygrove College, and Educational Specialist Certification from Western Michigan University. Mr. Hurt has spoken at many national conferences over the years with a strong focus on school turnaround and increasing student achievement in inner city schools.