Kelly Wickham Hurst

National Organizer/Workshop Facilitator

Kelly Wickham Hurst 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. Additionally, Kelly served as a Literacy Coach working in faculty development and contracted with other schools on professional development and training. She is Executive Director of Being Black at School, an advocacy non-profit that works on policy at the state and local levels. Kelly and her spouse, Russell, are the parents of 6 adult children and 2 granddaughters.