Mrs. Akhurst received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Special Education from Michigan State University and received her first master's degree in Early Childhood Education and an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education from Eastern Michigan University. She also holds an endorsement in Learning Disabilities and Cognitive Impairments. She has been an active member of both the School Improvement Team and the Student Support Team and has been an Assistive Technology Liaison with The KISD Assistive Technology program. In addition, Mrs. Akhurst is a member of the school and district technology teams. Mrs. Akhurst has acted as a district trainer in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and served as a member of the Century Park Crisis Team.