Dr. Lawrence Scott currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Being the first African American to be Awarded San Antonio Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Man of the Year in 2018, was indicative to Dr. Scott's insatiable passion to change success trajectories for students at all age levels and demographic backgrounds. Prior to teaching in higher education, Dr. Scott served over 16 years in the K-12 sector as a secondary teacher, coach, school counselor, district-level curriculum specialist for the Social Studies Department, and administrator in San Antonio ISD, a district in which he is an alumnus.
Dr. Scott is also the Executive Director of the Community for Life Foundation, which has provided over half a million dollars in scholarships to eligible college students nationally. Due to his passion to create and sustain equitable educational opportunities for all students, Dr. Scott founded S.E.N.D. Consulting, which specializes in training educators, counselors, administrators, parents, community leaders and stakeholders on “best practices” to reach at-risk students. He has provided leadership and community outreach trainings for many universities, school districts, churches and even organizations such as Educational Testing Services (ETS), Teach for America, SA Youth, Catholic Charities, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the NBA Team San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment staff. He also led a nationwide advisory team of experts that advised the Texas State Board of Education in the passage and implementation of the African American Studies Course curriculum for high school credit in Texas. He has also served on the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee for the City of San Antonio. He was also a member of the Community Resource Group (CRG) that advised some of the fortune 500 CEOs of San Antonio on equity in education, economic development, and safety and justice. Task force was created by Mr. R.C. Buford, the CEO of the San Antonio Spurs (2021). The initial investment of the CRG was 13 Million dollars to varying community and equity-based initiatives.
Dr. Scott has also been featured in local and national media outlets for his work and expertise in urban education. He was recently featured on several Sinclair Broadcasting national townhalls regarding culturally responsive curricula, educational equity, as well as school leadership and safety, that involved state and national policymakers such as former U.S. HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, former senior official in the U.S. Department of Justice, Ian Prior, former Spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Education Angela Morbito, and Texas State Senator Roland Martinez.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Mary’s University in Political Science, History, and Education. He has a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of Texas in San Antonio, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Educational Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word. His research interest includes non-cognitive factors influencing academic success of underrepresented populations, leadership development, and urban school and community relations. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his young children, Gabriella and Christian.
Media Coverage: http://drlawrencescott.com/home/media-coverage/
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