President, School Leadership
Dr. Scott Neil is a nationally recognized expert in the area of school turnaround with a focus on Data-Driven Instruction and the development of positive school cultures that foster student and teacher efficacy. With a PhD in Educational Leadership and 14 years of school and district leadership experience in urban education, Scott has led the turnaround of five different urban schools in Florida over his twenty-three year career in education.
Dr. Neil has spent the past four years working as a national subject matter expert, training facilitators,and principal coaches with the national nonprofit organization New Leaders, whose mission is to prepare educators to become transformational school principals across eleven cities within the United States. Bringing a unique combination of deep experience as both a practitioner and researcher in the field of school leadership within high poverty school settings, Scott has trained and mentored over 300 principals and 400 emerging school leaders over the course of his career.