Earl Hunter II
Earl Hunter II is a fifth grade teacher at Oakwood Elementary School in North Hollywood, California, and a consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools. Earl has almost thirty years’ experience educating children, dating back to his time working at his family’s daycare center in Los Angeles. He developed a love for Responsive Classroom in his ninth year of teaching when he moved to his second school, Echo Horizon, and has been using the approach for over a decade. Earl is most passionate about making connections with students and colleagues and believes deeply in the power of developing a positive community. Now in his twentieth year in the classroom, he aims to inspire, empower, and transform teachers to understand the power and balance of academic, social, and emotional learning for students. When he is not training teachers in Responsive Classroom practices, Earl enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage children and running their retail vintage clothing business together.