Peter Scott: Ensuring students receive world-class education

Peter Scott at Everett Public Schools

More stories about Emerging Leaders 2017

This is one of a series of stories profiling finalists for the Emerging Leaders award, which is presented annually by The Herald Business Journal. The winner will be announced April 6.

Peter Scott has a clear mission in his career.

“My life’s work has been to ensure that each student receives a world-class education, the type and quality of education that I would want and expect for my own children,” Scott wrote in his nomination form for the Emerging Leader contest.

This has guided his career first as a teacher, later as a principal and now as associate superintendent at Everett Public Schools.

Scott heads the district’s curriculum, assessment and special programs. He’s in charge of the district’s STEM, early learning and English learner programs as well as special education and student support services.

He was praised in his nomination form for working to engage the community with the district, notably when he chaired the Equity and Access Advisory Council and launched the district’s community conversations that included African-American and American Indian families.

His leadership was also lauded for helping the district increase its on-time graduation to an unprecedented 90.9 percent rate.

He also contributes to the Everett Public Schools Foundation, the YMCA, United Way, Cocoon House and American Red Cross.

“I have been extraordinarily blessed to have a healthy number of life-long friendships with amazing individuals, some cultivated long ago in childhood and some more recently in adult life,” Scott wrote.

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