Marquis Scott

Scott joined The Lawrenceville School in 2018. He has implemented a technology-focused strategic plan to improve the School’s integration of cyber security best practices, enhanced the School’s use of its employee portal, and created a streamlined approach to campus-wide technology support.Other instrumental contributions include implementing best practices and advancing the School’s senior staff initiative on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Scott also created and led Lawrenceville’s Strategic Communication and Institutional Marketing Committees to ensure that School-wide communications, website strategy, brand/visual identity, and media efforts were consistent with the School’s mission and values. He also helped lead the marketing and branding efforts for Lawrenceville’s Gruss Center for Art & Design and works closely with Lawrenceville community members to increase the School’s capacity to execute both immediate and long-range strategic projects and priorities.

Scott came to Lawrenceville from the Nightingale-Bamford School (Nightingale) in New York City, where he served as Director of Beyond the Classroom, Head of the Computer Science Department, Upper School faculty member (where he taught Managing Technology and Strategic Innovation), and Chief Technology Officer. A member of the School’s Senior Administrative Council and Diversity Task Force, Scott directed many successful and forward-thinking academic, School-wide, and operational initiatives. He collaborated with a range of School leaders on strategic goals in information technology; diversity, inclusion, and community engagement; K-12 curriculum development; and marketing and branding efforts. 

Scott also led Nightingale’s data strategic planning task force charged with evaluating internal and external marketing efforts and community partnerships, enrollment recruitment and retention strategies, and changes in NYC’s diversity demographics. He played an instrumental role in creating and leading the School’s Beyond the Classroom (Summer Academy), its first summer academic enrichment program designed for middle and upper school students. Scott facilitated the expansion of the Summer Academy’s academic program for both middle and upper school students by introducing leadership courses, such as Business and Entrepreneurship, Coding and Creativity, Engineering and Design, Improv in the Blackbox, and Poetry and Fiction in the City.

Scott began his independent school career at Newark Academy in Livingston, N.J., where he was the Director of Equity and Inclusion; Director of Information Technology; and Director of the Summer Academic Bridge Program, a nationally recognized 6-week summer program he launched to support Newark Academy's mission of creating additional academic and social enrichment opportunities for middle and upper school students from 2002-14. 
He earned a Master of Business Administration from the Rutgers University School of Business in Newark, N.J., a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Montclair (N.J.) State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He recently completed the National Association of Independent School’s Fellowship for Aspiring Heads. Scott is a graduate of the Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.), where he now serves as a member of the Board of Governors. 
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