Dr. Kenneth “Chris” Hurst Sr., Superintendent, previously served in San Diego County, CA where his career ranged from being a U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructor, mathematics teacher, assistant principal, principal, and associate superintendent. Dr. Hurst has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Mathematics and Computer Science as well as a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Administration, from California State University-San Marcos. He also holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California.
Chris and his wife, Crystal, have been married for 38 years and have two children who still reside in California. Taffiney, the oldest, is married and has four sons and a daughter ranging in ages from 8-19. She teaches fourth grade in Oceanside, CA. Kenneth Jr., is also married and has a four-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son. He resides in Vista, CA. where he is a System’s Analyst for a series of credit unions within San Diego, CA. Crystal works as a special education teacher and will be working as an itinerant teacher supporting students with visual impairments across the Moses Lake, Warden, and Othello School Districts.
“As your superintendent, I promise to always lead with compassion, integrity, and purpose and will capitalize on the great work already occurring in Othello School District and continue to move forward so that we are the model of excellence for all educational institutions in preparing every student for positive contributions to the global world.”