Founder & Executive Director
DeArchie Scott graduated from the University of Memphis, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Upon graduating, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi, earning his Master's in Curriculum & Instruction and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Mr. Scott taught at a higher bar during his years in Memphis, Tennessee as an academic and operational leader in the city's most underprivileged community. Mr. Scott has visited and studied over 50 of the highest-performing urban charter schools in the nation to inform the instructional and operational practices of Ambition Prep.
Working and living in the community he served, he has spent countless hours advocating for his students and their families while working with community leaders on literacy education initiatives to lower the crime rates and help foster a safe, educational environment focused on learning. He is excited to build a high-quality school to develop Mississippi's next generation of leaders.