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Scott Hartl is President & Chief Executive Officer of Expeditionary Learning, a K-12 nonprofit organization focused on raising expectations and outcomes for students, teachers, and schools. Its innovative curriculum, professional services, and whole-school model promote a vision of student success that combines academic achievement, character, and high-quality work. Social Impact Exchange in 2014 named Expeditionary Learning a game-changing nonprofit poised to scale. A founding member of Expeditionary Learning in 1993, Scott was named President & CEO in 2009. Under his leadership, he has expanded the organization's impact through development of a groundbreaking Common Core curriculum, based on its 20 years of experience in improving student outcomes. Schools in 27 states are using the curriculum, which has been recognized by Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuiP), New York State, the New York City Department of Education, and the State of Connecticut. Scott has been nationally recognized as a social innovator and entrepreneur. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a Governor's Appointee to the Massachusetts Creativity Commission, and a member of multiple national advisory groups. As an Outward Bound leadership instructor for 14 years, he led major expeditions in the mountains of Nepal, Alaska, and other areas of the U.S. A lifelong educator, Scott was founding principal of a high-performing Boston middle school and a high school teacher. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Science from Marlboro College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Union University. Scott is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.