“All students can learn no matter the circumstance. All students can and will succeed with best practices and systems in place."
Founder & Head of School
Mr. Scott matriculated from the University of Memphis where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Upon graduating, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi and earned his Master's degree in Instruction and Curriculum and an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership. He is also a graduate of the Relay GSE National Principal Academy. A Mississippi native, he began his career in Horn Lake as a Special Education teacher for DeSoto County Schools. As he did in the Magnolia State, Mr. Scott taught to a higher bar in his years in Memphis, Tennessee as an instructional leader and resident principal in the city’s most underprivileged community. Working and living in the community he served, he spent countless hours advocating for his students and their families, while also working with community leaders on literacy education initiatives to lower the crime rates and help foster a safe educational environment focused on learning. Mr. Scott has visited and studied over 40 of the highest-performing urban charter schools in the nation to inform the instructional and operational practices of Ambition Prep. He is excited to build a high-quality school that will develop Mississippi's next generation of leaders.