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Scott Pearson 

Board Member

Scott Pearson is a national leader in education policy and charter school oversight, currently serving as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB). In this role, Scott has implemented significant reforms in how the Board approves and oversees charter schools, making it a national model for charter school authorizing.

Prior to joining PCSB, he served as associate assistant deputy secretary and acting director of charter school programs with the U.S. Department of Education. His drive for education reform began during his time in civic affairs in San Francisco, including co-founding and serving as board chair of Leadership Public Schools, a charter management organization serving low-income communities with college-preparatory high schools.

Prior to becoming active in education reform, Scott had a long career in business with America Online and Bain & Company, and he served as a trade negotiator during the Clinton Administration.


Most Recent Posts
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...