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Elizabeth T. Hurley

Instructor in Health Education
Appointed
2013

"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you." —Wilma Rudolph

Education

M.A. Concordia University - Irvine

B.S. Springfield College

Biography

Ms. Hurley is originally from a small town in central Massachusetts. After graduating from a private parochial high school, she attended Springfield College, where she majored in physical education and minored in health. For her degree, she worked as a student-teacher at more than 10 public and independent schools in the area, and she also played collegiate field hockey all four years.

Ms. Hurley came to Exeter as an intern with the Physical Education Department, and during her first two years, she was an assistant coach for the field hockey and softball teams and for the girls JV basketball teams. During her internship she also completed her master’s degree in athletic administration and coaching. She then moved over to the Health Department, where she teaches the prep and lower health courses (Teen Health Matters). In the spring she teaches the senior requirement for health as well. And as all teachers at Exeter do, she wears multiple hats; she lives and works in Soule Hall and now is the head field hockey coach.

When Ms. Hurley is not in the classroom, you can finder her running on the trails on the far side of campus or catching up on other sports action around the Academy. She also enjoys going to theater productions and concerts because she gets to see students in a different environment, outside the classroom. But her all-time favorite hobby and place to be is the beach; it truly is her “happy place.”