Kelly Hurst

National Organizer/Workshop Facilitator

Direct Line: 708-432-3203

Kelly Hurst (she/her/ella) joined Crossroads staff in 2017 as an Organizer/Trainer based in Springfield, IL; a city that has been engaged in antiracism work in the local government, health care industry, religious, and education sectors for more than a decade. An activist, speaker, and storyteller, Kelly’s primary work has been in education where she spent 23 years as a classroom teacher and an assistant principal. Kelly also works for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as the Equity Strategist and is an adjunct faculty member in the department of Medical Humanities. She is Executive Director of Being Black at School, an advocacy and consulting non-profit that works on policy at the state and local levels. In 2021, Kelly began classes and is a future doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University for Leadership and Learning in Organizations. Kelly and her husband are the parents of 6 children and 5 grandchildren.