Carletta S. Hurt
District of Columbia Public Schools
2019 Gold Blazer Circle
2019 - 2020 Corresponding Secretary/Leaders of Tomorrow Chair
Carletta S. Hurt currently serves the organization as the chair of Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) and the Corresponding Secretary.
Carletta is a passionate educator and a fierce youth advocate with over two decades of serving young people through education and empowerment programs. She is the founder of IN THE LOOP Program of Success, a youth development company, which provides ongoing, engaging programs to empower, educate and elevate young people.
A graduate of Oglethorpe University and Georgia State University, Carletta works as school counselor with the District of Columbia Public Schools. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) named Carletta the 2016 DC School Counselor of the Year (SCOY), which included a reception at the White House, hosted by then First Lady Michelle Obama. She was also honored with the Bell Award (Education) from the Oglethorpe Alumni Association.
In addition to her work with the DC Black MBA Association, she serves on the board of directors for Science, Engineering, Mathematics (SEM) Link and Women in Film and Video. She is mentoring two dynamic young ladies (Moreena and Cameron) who are pursuing degrees in film/video.
A native of Georgia with nearly a decade of DC living under her belt, Carletta is working on her first novel, 20 Reasons Why I Love Girl Power (And You Should Too) set for release in Winter 2019 and Clothed Minds: Black Girls in DC Schools documentary about the impact of dress code policies on black girls in DC schools.