After graduating from Miami University in 1997, Neil Gupta began his teaching career at Ashland High School, Ohio. While teaching math, he obtained a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University and then pursued a doctoral degree from Ashland University in Educational Leadership. While conducting his doctoral work, he worked as an Assistant Principal at Ashland High School for one year. Afterwards, he served as the Director of Secondary Curriculum for Ashland City Schools while completing his doctoral work.
After six years as the Director of Secondary Curriculum, Neil moved to New Albany, Ohio and served as Director of Teaching and Learning for two years at New Albany School District. With his deep level of understanding on how assessments drive instruction, he then became the Director of Assessment and Programming for New Albany Plain Local School District for one year.
In July 1, 2015, Dr. Gupta was hired to serve as the Director of Secondary Education for Worthington City Schools. He is fortunate to serve in a district with a vision and focus to provide opportunities for students in the areas of the arts, STEM, and international perspectives. In Worthington, Dr. Gupta oversees the middle school and high school programs and leads the academic and safety work along with the building principals and district leaders.
Neil has presented at the state, national, and international level in the areas of leadership, assessments, and coaching. Dr. Gupta has a passion for principal leadership, coaching leaders, and working with leadership teams using effective strategies and tools, such as design thinking and organizational management for positive change. He connects with other educational leaders through social media and co-moderates the #leadupchat Twitter chat on Saturday mornings.
Dr. Gupta joined the Teach Better Speakers Network to support schools, districts, and associations with conference presentations and keynotes. You can find more information and book him at: Teacher Better Speakers Network
Dr. Gupta serves on the Board of Directors for ASCD. He is also serving in his third term on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators Association (OASSA). At the local level, Dr. Gupta serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice Chair for the Worthington Resource Pantry. Gupta is a member of ASCD, National Association of Secondary School Principals, American Middle Level Education Association, and OASSA.
Neil resides in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife Kari and two boys, Keegan and Jaiden.