Neil Talbott

Neil Talbott
What did you do before LEAD?
Prior to LEAD, I spent 8 years teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Fort Osage where I also coached basketball and soccer.

Why did you choose LEAD?
LEAD's philosophy and setup that emphasizes empowering individual students along with mentoring aligns with my personal philosophy and I feel LEAD will be a great home for me.  Being from the Northland, I know the strong reputation of the Park Hill district and I feel so privileged to get to work on the team at LEAD.

What are you most looking forward to at LEAD?
I am incredibly excited to get to work with students in a more self-directed way, as well as working with students over the course of their high school career to help them grow into successful graduates.

My wife Katy and I have a 1-year-old son, Ben and a dog, Truman.  In addition to spending time with them, I like to travel, read, spend time at the lake, and tinker on things around the house.