Linda Talton

Director of Equity & Inclusion, Search Consultant

Linda Talton is a leading educational consultant specializing in placement from nursery school through college. She brings over thirty years of experience in admissions, diversity and student development to The Education Group. In 1981, her father, Chester Talton opened Trinity Preschool to serve families in the Wall Street area. This would be Linda’s entry into the world of working with independent schools, with her first position as Assistant Teacher at Trinity, and the start of an amazing journey in the world of education.

In addition to her years of teaching, Linda has served as Director of Admission at Corlears School (New York), San Francisco Day School, Live Oak School (San Francisco, CA), and as Co-Director of College Placement for Metropolitan Educational Consulting Group (Washington, DC). In these positions, one of her key missions was to ensure that the school community worked with families and students to derive the greatest benefit from their collective experiences.

With her background in hiring and placing both teachers and administrators during her years in independent schools, Linda has developed a keen ability to source and spot talent, matching their interests and abilities to the current needs of the field and its institutions. Linda is also a leader in educational equity and diversity. She has created and facilitated many diversity and professional development workshops for teachers, administrators, and families around the country. Her passion for this work has inspired many teachers and administrators to join the independent school community.

Linda holds an M.Ed in Administration and Policy and a BA in Human Development from Howard University in Washington, DC. When she’s not connecting talented candidates to great schools, she enjoys a good run or hiking challenge. Linda resides in New York City with her son Jacob and her dog Jazzy.