Our Team

The NewSchools team draws on extensive experience from across the education, business, policy and nonprofit sectors to help find, fund and support teams of educators and innovators.

Scott Benson

Scott Benson

Managing Partner

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.