Organization: Wonders Learning
Joanne Hurt is the Executive Director of Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day, a nonprofit organization that provides NAEYC accredited early childhood education and before and after school programs in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Wonders mission is to create and advance high quality, diverse educational communities that teach children the foundations of life-long learning and social responsibility. Joanne has been in educational leadership for the past 26 years and has worked at Wonders for 31 years. Throughout her career, Joanne has worked to ensure that Wonders creates and sustains learning environments for children that are engaging, nurturing and led by excellent teachers who are supported in their growth and professional development. Joanne is a member of the Leadership Group of Montgomery Moving Forward, which leverages the collective impact model to focus on early care and education in Montgomery County. Previously, Joanne served terms on the Board of Directors of the Collaboration Council for Children, Youth, and Families, Concord Hill School, Edmund Burke School, and Lowell School.