Senior District Consultant
Mary Hurley serves as a CASEL consultant working with Minneapolis Public Schools, Oakland Unified School District, and projects within CASEL’s Collaborating States Initiative. Her areas of focus are leadership coaching, team development, adult SEL, professional learning, and strategic planning for systemic SEL implementation. She is on the steering committees of CASEL’s Equity Work Group and Professional Learning Institute, and she co-authored CASEL’s SEL 3 Signature Practices Playbook. Mary is particularly interested in supporting the design and sustainability of SEL implementation in service of equity.
Prior to joining CASEL, Mary was the founding coordinator of social and emotional learning for the Oakland Unified School District, served as a district transformational leadership coach and elementary writing coach, and taught PreK to eighth grade. Mary began her career in education as an early childhood educator in London, England, served as a research assistant at the American Institutes for Research, and was the director of Golden Gate University’s Child Development Center before coming to Oakland. Mary is a Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has presented at national conferences on teacher inquiry, systemic school reform, district SEL implementation, adult Social and Emotional Learning, and SEL’s role in achieving equity. Mary received her B.A. from Stanford University and her masters in educational leadership from California State University, Hayward.