Scott Nine

Scott Nine, Deputy Director for Strategy and Program
National Public Education Support Fund

About the Speaker

Scott Nine serves as the Support Fund’s Deputy Director for Strategy and Program. He is a skilled facilitator, organizer, and strategist with a knack for operationalizing big ideas. As Deputy Director Scott’s primary responsibility is advancing the Partnership for the Future of Learning - a collaborative of 14 funders and a growing cadre of leaders from key educational and social justice institutions who believe America’s national well-being depends on a future for public education where meaningful learning serves both the individual and the collective public good.

Prior to the Support Fund, Scott ran his own consulting firm whose work included:

  • Designing and facilitating a series of design forum which fed Oregon Governor Kate
  • Brown’s Council on Educator Advancement.
  • Collaborating on implementation and facilitation of the Epic School Partnership Network.
  • Working with the National Policy Consensus Center to support the development and backbone effectiveness of 11 Regional Achievement Collaboratives (RACs) and 13 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Hubs across the State of Oregon.
  • Led and authored the scan and report on “ Roles for Private Funders in CTE-STEM Education ,” commissioned by the Oregon Community Foundation in conjunction with Oregon Learns, an education policy initiative of the Oregon Business Council.
  • Contributing strategy insights for a joint project between Wonder and Movement Strategy Center to support funders to invest in youth organizing.


Featured in the American Education Research Association’s “ Lead the Change ” series in 2014, Scott previously served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA) where he spent five years traveling, listening, organizing, and learning about the state of education across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Scott earned his MSW from Arizona State University in 2002. He still thinks about the students he taught in his 7th Grade English class and his hometown of Apache Junction, AZ.

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