Leslie Talbot

Leslie Talbot

Founder & Principal

I founded Talbot Consulting as a means to partner with extraordinary organizations focused on increasing student access to quality education programming. As Founder and Principal Consultant, I lead a team of amazing consultants, drive project strategy, spearhead client interface, manage our business development efforts, and direct our marketing approach. My 25-plus years of experience conducting research and evaluations, setting and advocating policy, recruiting and coaching talent, and writing about K-16 education guide our consulting activities. My rich background in performing these tasks gives Talbot Consulting a tremendous advantage in the realization of effective school and program designs, startups, and turnarounds; and strategic planning for school and program growth and replication. My passion for this work stems from my belief that every young person, no matter his or her background or zip code, has a right to accessible quality education. I also believe that school and program staff want to provide the best possible educational programming for the students they serve. This is why we do the work that we do!

My career began when I earned a bachelor of arts degree in public policy from Stanford University, and advanced after I received a master of arts degree in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. In my down time ā€“ when I take a break for fun ā€“ Iā€™m an avid cyclist and cook.