Scott Elliott is associate editor and site development director at Chalkbeat, where he leads expansion work for the nonprofit news organization, along with journalist recruiting and hiring. He previously served as the bureau chief of Chalkbeat Indiana, and before that, was the education reform reporter for the Indianapolis Star. Before the Star, he wrote primarily about education as a member of the editorial board of the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News after serving as that paper’s education reporter for a decade. Elliott and his colleague, Mark Fisher, won the 2005 National Headliner Award for education reporting for a series of stories about testing and No Child Left Behind.
Elliott also is the author of Public Schools, Private Markets: A Reporter’s Guide to Covering Privatization in Education, published in 2005 by the Education Writers Association.