Harry A. Talbot, Ed.D., Col. (Ret)
Harry A. Talbot, Administrative Coordinator in the Beyond the Bell Branch, passed away on Tuesday morning, January 30, 2018 in Carpinteria, California.
He is survived by his brother Tom Talbot, a sister-in-law, a niece and a nephew in Texas.
Harry was a veteran having first joined the US Army in 1970 and retiring from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2004.
Harry received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Jose State University, a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the Claremont Graduate School, and a Doctorate of Education from California Lutheran University.
Harry also served as an Associate Director for the United Way in Kern County and Santa Barbara.
Harry served as a professor at California Lutheran University where he taught political science and history courses since 2007. At Santa Barbara City College, he taught courses in civics and human relations. He also served as an instructor for the US Naval War College.
Harry began his career as an educator with the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1990 as a social studies teacher and dean at Van Nuys Middle School. Subsequent to that, he served as a dean at Maclay Middle School, a coordinator at Madison Middle School, a specialist with the Division of Special Education, a coordinator with Specially Funded Programs, and was serving as an Administrative Coordinator with the Beyond the Bell Branch at the time of his passing.
Harry’s management position with Beyond the Bell included oversight of over 600 schools offering grant-funded before and after school programs. He facilitated the acquisition of Federal, State and private grants for over 100,000 students in before and after school programs on a daily basis and on weekends. Among his numerous accomplishments, he supported the development and implementation of several flagship after school programs such as the Take Action Leadership Campaign, Language in Action Program, StellarXplorers and the award winning CyberPatriot National High School Cyber Defense Program.
We mourn the loss of our beloved friend and colleague.
In lieu of flowers, Harry had requested for memorial donations to be made to: