Leadership Speaker Series

The fifth grade students participate in our Leadership Speaker Series each year and have guest speakers come and talk about the topics below. We all enjoyed listening and learning from our speakers and many people have kindly agreed to return again this year. We found that many of the speakers covered “their topic” but also overlapped topics. Others shared stories of their faith, and all conversations came back to the leadership qualities we want to instill in our students.

We are confident that the students will become better leaders and richer people after participating in this program.



September 28, 2018

Brendan Walsh, Golf ProfessionalLeadership


October 26, 2018

Erica Shom, Needham Bank Trustworthiness


November 9, 2018

Eric Calton, Marine VeteranService


November 16, 2018

Karen Bohlin, Montrose School Ethics and Values


December 13, 2018

Jay MacDonald, Monsignor Haddad Middle School Decision Making


January 18, 2019

Bill Burke, St. Sebastian's Headmaster Character


February 15, 2019

Susan Horne, Pastoral Associate for Evangelization Empathy


March 1, 2019

Tony Mohammed, Black Rock FC LLC Teamwork


April 26, 2019

Lieutenant Krawiecki, Needham Police Department Internet Safety


May 10, 2019

David Wade, WBZ-Channel 4 Communication