David Gourley

Mr. Gourley

Before LEAD: Math Teacher at Park Hill High School where I taught Geometry and Algebra II.

Why I’m at LEAD: I chose LEAD because of the incredible atmosphere and team that LEAD has. The focus of the school is not just on academics, but also making sure that every student has a voice, is a participant in their own learning, and will be college and career ready by the time they graduate! 

What I’m most looking forward to: I'm most looking forward to meeting all of the students at LEAD. While all of the students are important, I am especially looking forward to meeting my mentor group. I hope to guide them through their journey of high school by being a great example and role model. 

About me: ‚ÄčI have been involved in swimming since I was 9 years old. I was all-state in high school, swam at Missouri State for college, and have now been coaching for 13 years. I am currently the boys and girls swim coach at Park Hill High School. I am married to Calla Gourley (Spanish teacher) and have a three year old puppy named Peri. I love to watch sports and cheer on the Chiefs and the Royals!