Carletta S. Hurt
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With nearly three decades worth of experience in education and nonprofits, Carletta S. Hurt is a powerful force in providing quality and engaging programs that build strong foundations within schools and communities.
Her nonprofit/community work includes program director for I Have A Dream – AD Williams and the Shandon Anderson Foundation; assistant program manager for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation – Blank Family Fellows and assistant camp director for the DeShawn Snow Foundation.
In addition to her nonprofit work, Carletta is a dedicated educator with work in grades K-20. She believes a quality education is an asset that every child should be afforded and understands the concept that, “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Currently, she is a School Counselor at a public charter school in Washington, DC where she serves on the leadership team. She is the President-Elect of the DC School Counselor Association and represented the organization at the 3rd annual White House Convening on Strengthening School Counseling and College Advising. She received her B.A. in Education from Oglethorpe University and her two advanced degrees (M.Ed, Ed.S) from Georgia State University. Hurt worked in Georgia as a teacher in Decatur City Schools and a counselor in Fulton County Schools.
Carletta was named the 2016 DC School Counselor of the Year (SCOY) by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). In January of 2016, Hurt along with other SCOY finalists will visit with Michelle Obama at the White House and attend a gala for her formal recognition. Her most recent recognition was the School Bell Award presented by the Oglethorpe University Alumni Association.
She has a youth development company, IN THE LOOP Program of Success, which provides ongoing, engaging programs to empower, educate and elevate young people. Hurt is working on her first novel, 20 Reasons Why I Love Girl Power (and you should too) set for release Winter 2017.
A literacy and youth advocate, lover of the arts, and passionate about issues around youth development, she’s down to help others gain momentum and movement behind their own areas of interest.