Scott Benson is a Managing Partner on the Innovative Schools team. In this role, he manages a team focused on sourcing, funding, and supporting organizations that help redesign our nation’s schools.
Most recently Scott served as Sr. Program Officer at the Gates Foundation where he led a personalized and blended school strategy from 2010 to early 2015. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Scott was Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives and a Broad Resident at D.C. Public Schools. He has served on the board of New Schools for New Orleans since 2015.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A resident of Orlando, Florida, Scott enjoys running on roads and trails, playing tennis and traveling with his wife and three daughters.