Mr. Justin Hurst

Grade 4 Teacher

Mr. Justin Hurst has been named Fourth Grade Homeroom teacher beginning August 1st, 2023. Originally from Palo Alto, California, Mr. Justin moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to teach English in 2011. He immediately fell in love with Vietnam and taught ESL at various language centers and public schools throughout the city until 2014. In 2015 he became an Elementary Homeroom teacher at The Korean International School where he taught 4th and 5th grade until he became the homeroom teacher for Class 5B at The American School for the 2021-2022 school year. After an amazing year at TAS, Mr. Justin went back to his hometown in California and taught 5th Grade at KIPP Valiant Community Prep. Feeling that his true home was back in Vietnam, he is coming back to The American School to teach 4th grade!

Mr. Justin holds the following degrees:

  • BS from University of Oregon with a double major in History and Political Science
  • Postgraduate teaching certificate program through Moreland University
  • Washington DC Teaching License in Multiple Subjects Grades 1-6
  • California Teaching License in Multiple Subjects K-12

Mr. Justin married his best friend Mara in 2018, who just gave birth to their second child, Malaya, in June. Their first child, PJ, will be rejoining TAS in ECC. In his free time, Mr. Justin loves to spend time with his family, play Zelda on his Switch, play basketball, and listen to his old funk records.