Scott Pearson 

Scott Pearson 

Board Member

Scott Pearson is a national leader in education policy and charter school oversight, currently serving as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB). In this role, Scott has implemented significant reforms in how the Board approves and oversees charter schools, making it a national model for charter school authorizing.

Prior to joining PCSB, he served as associate assistant deputy secretary and acting director of charter school programs with the U.S. Department of Education. His drive for education reform began during his time in civic affairs in San Francisco, including co-founding and serving as board chair of Leadership Public Schools, a charter management organization serving low-income communities with college-preparatory high schools.

Prior to becoming active in education reform, Scott had a long career in business with America Online and Bain & Company, and he served as a trade negotiator during the Clinton Administration.


Most Recent Posts
NACSA passes the mic to EnTere Ed Collective
As we think about the future of education—especially for kids who look like us—it’s hard not to also reflect on where we’ve come from. Countless folx of color have paved...
Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School Authorizers
Today, NACSA and the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a report titled Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School Authorizers, calling on policymakers to increase pathways...
The Work is Never Done: NACSA Resources for DEI in Authorizing
In some circles recently, diversity, equity, and inclusion have become taboo words. NACSA, however, stands strong by the idea that a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive authorizing profession will result...