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Adaptive Schools & Cognitive Coaching SM


A global community of collaborators, mediators of thinking, inquirers, and leaders committed to providing rich  learning experiences for all participants.

Tristan I. Hurlburt

Tristan Hurlburt is an Adaptive Schools Training Associate offering Foundations Seminars for City Year, an education-based national service program that places 17-24 year-old AmeriCorps members at inequitably resourced schools across the United States. City Year members serve as tutors, mentors and role models, and help students stay on track to graduate by supporting course performance and socioemotional learning.

In his current work with City Year's national Learning and Development team, Tristan contributes to the professional learning of staff members in 29 City Year markets, developing capabilities for presentation, facilitation and collaboration. He presents Adaptive Schools seminars for his agency with two other talented trainers, Sofia Voz and Liz Looney Lorenz.

Tristan's career in education began as a middle school Math teacher in Los Angeles public schools, after completing the UCLA Teacher Education Program. He was inspired to explore education in a nonprofit setting after having a City Year AmeriCorps member serve in his sixth grade classroom. Since leaving the classroom in 2012, Tristan has had the opportunity to craft and present training for effective management, develop practitioner-centered observation and coaching practices, and oversee the design of afterschool programming for the 29 City Year schools in Los Angeles.

Outside of work, Tristan is a foodie for life and a happy dad. He lives in Milpitas, CA.


Milpitas, CA, USA
Adaptive Schools
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