Scott Nine joined NPESF in July 2017 as Deputy Director of Strategy and Program after serving as a lead consultant with the Partnership for the Future of Learning. Scott previously served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA) where he spend five years traveling, listening, organizing, and learning about the state of education across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. His work focuses on the intersections of place and community-based education, movement building, systems entrepreneurship, action research, and public narrative. Scott was featured in the American Education Research Association’s “Lead the Change” series in 2014. He earned his MSW from Arizona State University in 2002.