Lauren Hurt-Ashwin

Executive Director of Talent Development

Lauren enjoys putting her ten years of experience to great use through her role with engage2learn’s (e2L) as the Executive Director of Talent Development. As Lauren designs and facilitates relevant, engaging professional learning opportunities and individual coaching conversations for e2L’s team of expert coaches, she models the eGrowe coaching process, eSuite platform, and research-based best practices that underpin all of e2L work.

As a former e2L teacher and then e2L Coach, Lauren’s relevant experience, growth mindset, and high expectations always yield results. She currently partners with districts to train and coach their Growth Catalyst team of district-level coaches to create sustainability and scale long term coaching support. Lauren is also highly involved with e2L’s collaborative working interviews, hiring processes, systems, and culture development.

Prior to joining the team, Lauren was a middle school science teacher and peer coach in Irving, TX, and specialized in authentic, student-centered learning.

Key e2L Projects

  • Alvin ISD Coaches Academy
  • Arlington ISD Growth Catalyst Team 
  • Arlington ISD Collaborative Cohort and Coaches Academy
  • Corpus Christi- Metro Prep
  • El Paso ISD Growth Catalyst Team
  • El Paso ISD Coaches Academy
  • Harts Bluff ISD Collaborative Cohort and Coaches Academy 
  • Learning Innovation Framework Design – Katy ISD
  • Ponca City Public Schools Collaborative Cohorts
  • West ISD Design and Visioning

Career Highlights & Experience

  • Collaborated on e2L IP including e2L Best Practices, Best Practices for Blended Learning, Coach, Literacy, and Leader rubrics, Life Ready Skills rubrics for learners, exemplar units, resources, tools, and DIYs that increase fidelity and sustainability
  • Designed and facilitated training and coaching for teachers, coaches and leaders implementing a learning framework
  • Coaching data highlights include:
    • 35% growth in 5th-grade reading- Compass Academy
    • 22% growth in 4th-grade writing- Compass Academy
    • 31% growth in 8th-grade science- Harts Bluff
    • 33% growth in 8th-grade social studies- Harts Bluff
    • 100% passing rate in Algebra 1- Harts Bluff
    • 90% passing rate- Olive May 5th-grade ELAR- Irving ISD
  • Supported the Compass Academy campus movement from Improvement Required to number one in Math and Science for ECISD
  • Filmed and edited documentaries highlighting engage learners, facilitators, and school districts including: Engage Learning and Alvin ISD, Journey of a Teacher in the engage Learning Model, Grading and Assessments Dos and Don’ts, Story of Duncanville, Learners Love ELM, and Algebra I Research/Work
  • Presented at SXSWedu with SHW on innovative schools
  • Facilitated strategic design for West ISD and Huckabee-inc 2012
  • Presented at TAGT on innovative learning
  • Directed the Lady Bird Johnson PBL team
  • Facilitated campus and district level staff development on standards based engagement and PBL implementation- Irving ISD
  • Facilitated the Engage Learning Model- Irving ISD
  • Assisted in the opening of the net-zero campus, Lady Bird Johnson Middle School- Irving ISD

Education & Certifications

  • B.S. Education | Oklahoma State University
  • EC-6
  • 4-8 Generalist
  • 6-8 Science
  • Special Education
  • Texas Virtual School Network Certified Online Instructor
  • Google Certified
  • Apple Certified


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