Debra Hurst

Austin, TX | Years Taught: 1977 – 2015

Debra’s classroom environment is safe, nurturing and accessible with hands-on learning to support each child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. Hurst worked exceptionally hard to ensure that all of her students achieved to their highest potential, no matter their backgrounds, learning styles, or abilities. Creative thinking and problem solving were stressed so that students can succeed in a complex and ever-changing world and become life-long learners.

Additional Recognition

  • 2011 • Master Reading Teacher Certification
  • 2007 • HEB Excellence in Education Award
  • 2007 • Texas House of Representatives Proclamation of Lifetime Achievement
  • 2005 • National KIND Award
  • 2004 • Disney Teacher • Award
  • 2004 • University of Texas Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2000 • National Board for Professional Teaching Practices Certification