Director in the United States
Boris Hurst has many accomplishments to point to during his time with Atlanta Public Schools. For example, during the 2009-2010 school year, he was the principal at Booker T. Washington High School Senior Academy, at a time when that school produced at least ten Gates Millennium Scholars and obtained more than $15 million in scholarships for the Senior Class. At the same time, the school also achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under his leadership for the first time in more than five years.
Boris Hurst left Booker T. Washington High in 2010 because he wanted to challenge himself as principal in a new all-male high school, the B.E.S.T. Academy High School at Benjamin S. Carson, which was the first all-male high school in the Atlanta Public School system. He was again successful in that venture, so he went on to become the Center Director for the Jefferson County Commission for Economic Opportunity, another new challenge that he accepted happily and successfully.