Executive Director Leadership Development
Scott Shirey was the founder and executive director of KIPP Delta Public Schools. He taught for three years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was a Teach For America corps member. Prior to founding KIPP Delta College Preparatory School in 2002, he completed the KIPP School Leadership Program as a Fisher Fellow which included intensive study at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The school produced strong results consistently outperforming the state and local district. In 2005, Mr. Shirey received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and in 2008 the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School. After serving six years as the School Director, Scott transitioned to the role of Executive Director of KIPP Delta Public Schools and helped the region add a high school and elementary school in Helena. In 2010, KIPP Delta opened a fourth school In Blytheville, AR, KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School.
Forbes Magazine listed Scott as one of the world’s seven most powerful educators in November 2011. In 2012, KIPP Delta Collegiate High School was ranked #2 in the state according to U.S. News and World Report and the Arkansas Department of Education named the high school.as one of five Exemplary Schools in the state of Arkansas. Today, Scott serves as the Executive Director of Leadership Development for FirstLine Schools in New Orleans, LA where he supports leaders across the network. Scott graduated Cum Laude from Colby College with a BA in History.