Alexis Avila talks to David McCullough on Education and Inspiration, a Wellesley High School English Teacher for over 26 years. 

Our Guest

David McCullough is an English teacher with nearly 30 years of experience. He has taught for 16 years at a funeral school in Honolulu. Since 2002, he has been at Wellesley High School, and two years ago, in 2012, he delivered the commencement speech at Wellesley High School and stepped down from the podium to a very different life.

David’s commencement speech to the Wellesley High School Class of 2012 entitled “You Are Not Special” went viral on YouTube and garnered over 2.3 million hits. After creating a world-wide buzz, David went on to write his book, You Are Not Special, and Other Encouragements. David shares with us his powerful and incisive message about what a fulfilling life should truly look like.

In the early 70s, for junior and senior years, he went off to Deerfield Academy in Western Massachusetts. He met a girl in the summer, and she and I now have four kids and have been married a long time.

What was your biggest takeaway from this podcast? Do you have any questions for David?

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