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Scott Pearson is the Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB). Since joining PCSB in 2012, Scott has implemented significant reforms in how the Board approves and oversees charter schools, making it a national model for charter school authorizing. Under Scott's leadership, PCSB has pioneered new strategies, tough and rigorous oversight, and best practices that other authorizers around the nation are adopting. With more than 60 schools on 113 campuses, Washington, D.C. now has a network of outstanding charter schools, offering families quality and diverse educational choices. In the Obama Administration, Scott served as the Deputy of the Office of Innovation and Improvement for the U.S. Department of Education. Before that, Scott was active in civic affairs in San Francisco where he co-founded and served as the board chair for Leadership Public Schools. Scott also has a long career in business and government. He was America Online's Vice President for Corporate Development; Management Consultant at Bain and Company; and served as a trade negotiator with Israel, the Arab states, and the European Union, among others, under the Clinton Administration. Scott is currently on the board of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wesleyan University, a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Scott is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.