In his capacity as the director of talent strategy and management, Haliday partners with peers on the Superintendent's Cabinet and on the district's Executive Leadership Team to develop and mobilize a vision and strategy for school leadership work. This work includes school and district leader recruitment, professional development, evaluation programming and processes, strategic school design, and recognition efforts.
Prior to arriving in St. Louis, Missouri, Haliday lived and worked in Tennessee at the state department of education. There, in his role of Chief of Staff, Haliday supported strategy development, implementation and performance management related to educator preparation programs, leader development, teacher and leader effectiveness, and differentiated pay. Before migrating to Tennessee, Haliday served as an elementary school teacher and leader for three years at City Academy in St. Louis, MO., where he successfully stewarded an overhaul of the humanities curriculum, leading to unprecedented increases in student achievement. Haliday first became acquainted with City Academy as an after school program volunteer, a role he took-on during his years successfully managing a turnaround for a mid-size education non-profit in the area called Aim High St. Louis.
Haliday graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine where he majored in English, and was the recipient of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Prize, and the De Alva Stanwood Alexander Award. Additionally, Haliday holds a master’s degree from Harvard University where he concentrated on education policy and performance management.