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Scott Pearson

DC Public Charter School Board
Executive Director

Scott Pearson is the Executive Director of the Public Charter School Board (PCSB). Since joining PCSB in 2012, Pearson has implemented significant reforms in how the Board approves and oversees charter schools, making it a national model for charter school authorization. Under his leadership, PCSB pioneered new strategies and tough, rigorous oversight.

Previously, Pearson served in the Obama administration as Deputy of the Office of Innovation and Improvement for the U.S. Department of Education. He also co-founded Leadership Public Schools, a network of college-prep charter high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, Pearson has a long career in business. At America Online, he was responsible for acquisitions and strategic planning as the company’s Vice President for Corporate Development. At Bain and Company, Mr. Pearson provided strategic management consulting services to clients in education, healthcare, media, and aviation.

Pearson holds a B.A. in history from Wesleyan University, an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.