Scott Pearson
Executive Director


  • Academic counseling
  • Academic performance
  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • African American students
  • Assessment
  • Back-to-school
  • Blended learning
  • Career and technical education
  • Charter schools
  • Child development
  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • Community involvement
  • Data and statistics
  • Demographics
  • District reform
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning
  • Education reform
  • Educational pathways
  • English language learners
  • Facilities
  • Federal funding
  • Gender
  • Graduation rate
  • High schools
  • Hispanic students
  • Journalism tools and privacy
  • Language acquisition
  • Leadership
  • Low-income students
  • Mental health
  • Minority students
  • Mobility
  • NAEP
  • Parent involvement
  • Preschool
  • Race and diversity
  • Research and methodology
  • School choice
  • School reform
  • Small schools
  • Special education and learning disabilities
  • Workforce development

Scott Pearson is the executive director of the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board. Since joining PCSB in 2012, Pearson has implemented significant reforms in how the board approves and oversees charter schools, making it a national model for charter school authorizing. Previously, Pearson served in the Obama administration as the deputy of the Office of Innovation and Improvement for the U.S. Department of Education. Also, he co-founded Leadership Public Schools, a network of college-prep charter high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pearson holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wesleyan University, a master’s in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s in business administration from the Harvard Business School.