Episode #123: Marshal Hurst

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Marshal has been working in education for 20 years. He started out as a teacher, coach, club sponsor, and bus driver at a small rural school. This school was the same one that Marshal attended growing up. After nine years, he decided that he needed a change and to grow as a teacher. He only had the experience of what it was like to learn and teach at the same school. Marshal spent the next five years under a grant program funded by the Arkansas Department of Education. He started out at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith working in a program that served as a bridge between the college and local schools. He then went to work for the Arkansas Department of Education in their office of Professional Development where he coordinated the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC). Both programs were developed by the Gates Foundation and he had the opportunity to present and participate in state panels throughout the nation. Marshal is currently in his 6th year of teaching math at Northside High School in Fort Smith, AR. Northside is the most diverse school in the state and completed its first year of being a Model Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work that is recognized by Solution Tree. He is involved with Josten’s Renaissance to be sure every student is recognized within the school.

Find Marshal online on Twitter @marshalhurst and visit his website: www.marshalhurst.com


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