Born and raised in a small rural town in north Alabama, Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from the University of Alabama in the fall of 1977. He obtained a master’s level certification in Special Education for the Mentally Handicapped in 1981, a master’s level certification in Special Education for the Learning Disabled in 1982, and a Masters in Administration in 1983.
He worked as a teacher in the field of special education in Montgomery, AL for 10 years prior to joining DoDDS in 1988. Scott’s first assignment was as a special education teacher at Sigonella, Sicily IT. He taught there at Stephen Decatur Elementary until the spring of 1993 at which time he and his family moved to Japan to teach special needs students at Shirley Lanham Elementary, located on the Atsugi Navy Air Facility.
In the spring of 1996, Scott received a promotion to become the Assistant Principal at Cummings Elementary School in Misawa Japan. Mentored under the leadership of the principal, Ruth Morgan, until the fall of 1998. In August, Scott moved to Sollars Elementary School in Misawa, as Assistant Principal under the leadership of Randy Ekanger, for a short three months before being promoted to his first principal-ship at Yokota West Elementary School in Yokota, Japan.
He spent almost 5 years at Yokota West before moving to the District Superintendent’s Office to fill the position of Chief of Logistics for the Japan District Schools. After 5 years of working the logistical needs of 21 schools and approximately 1000 educators scattered across the Japan District, Scott assumed the responsibilities of Principal at the school where he held his first administrative position, Cummings Elementary School.
Scott, his wife Ruthie, son Jacob, and daughter Cathryn moved to Misawa in June of 2008. His daughter Cathryn is currently enrolled in graduate school at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Jacob has completed his first year at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington NC.
A new chapter in Scott and Ruth’s life bagan as they returned to the United States in July of 2012, after being overseas for 25 years. Scott accepted the position of principal at Stowers Elementary School at Ft. Benning GA. He is completing his first year at Stowers and has found a wonderful new professional family for himself.