Jennifer Scott is a Leadership Consultant for the West/Central Regional Assistance Team in the Massachusetts Statewide System of Support. She has over a decade of experience in instructional and educational leadership, as both an Assistant Principal and an Instructional Coach in Massachusetts.
Most recently at Fitchburg High School, Jennifer has been a champion of equity, opportunity, and access. Jennifer led Fitchburg’s data analysis, which was some of the most impactful work in the school’s recent history as it led the school to the realization that the course leveling system, GPA scale, and ranking system was influenced by race, gender, and/or socio-economic status. Jennifer has been a stalwart collaborator and contributor with the decennial NEASC accreditation which reaped the most commendations in recent FHS history. As the lead for curriculum and instruction, Jennifer facilitated a curricular overhaul to create a robust, rigorous, and representative educational experience for all students. Jennifer also worked to increase access to college coursework for all students, creating an impressive AP menu and growing the Early College program into one of the finest in the Commonwealth.
In this role, Jennifer partnered with Fitchburg State University and the city of Fitchburg to create a Future Teacher Academy to recruit and retain traditionally underrepresented students interested in a career in education. The program includes free college courses, priority admission to FSU, and (upon their college graduation), a promissory note of employment with Fitchburg Public Schools.
Jennifer began her career in education teaching high school English and theater arts. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in classical humanities from Providence College. A true lifelong learner, Jennifer has participated in numerous postgraduate programs, most recently completing a fellowship in Educational Leadership with the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.