Former Executive Director
DC Public Charter Schools
Scott Pearson is the Executive Director of the DC Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB). Since joining DC PCSB in 2012, Mr. Pearson has implemented significant reforms in how the Board approves and oversees charter schools, making it a national model for charter school authorizing. Under Scott’s leadership, DC PCSB has pioneered new strategies, tough and rigorous oversight and best practices that other authorizers around the nation are adopting.
Previously, Scott served in the Obama Administration as the Deputy of the Office of Innovation and Improvement for the U.S. Department of Education. He also co-founded Leadership Public Schools, a network of college-prep public charter high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Scott has a long career in business. At America Online, he was responsible for acquisitions and strategic planning as the company’s Vice President for Corporate Development. At Bain and Company, Scott provided strategic management consulting services to clients in education, healthcare, media, and aviation. He currently is the Board Chair of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA).
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wesleyan University, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.