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Audience in Lecture






Chief Advancement Officer


KIPP Texas Public Schools


Ann Scott joined the KIPP Texas Team and Family in October 2019. In her role, she leads strategic scaling, development, construction, advocacy, governance, and partnerships to ensure KIPP continues to meet the need in Texas for high quality school choice options.

Upon graduating from Oakwood University, an HBCU in Alabama, Ann joined Teach For America, where she taught Kindergarten in the Houston school district. Ann subsequently joined the staff of Teach For America and led the region to double its presence in Houston while improving student outcomes. She then worked as the chief human resources officer for the Houston Independent School District where she led strategic efforts to improve teacher recruitment, selection, evaluation, support, and compensation. Ann then returned to Teach For America to manage and develop alumni leadership initiatives. In this role, she designed and led a fellowship for experienced alumni to transition into leadership roles in districts across the country.

Ann has participated in many leadership development programs in her career in an effort to continue her professional growth. A member of the Center for Houston’s Future’s Class of 2006, Ann was named the United Negro College Fund’s local Alumna of the Year in 2008 and won the organization’s national One to Watch Award this year. Ann was privileged to be a broad fellow in 2012 and a member of the American Leadership Forum in 2018. Ann is married to Kevin Scott and has three beautiful children, Kennedy, Kaden, and Kamryn.

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