BURLINGTON, Iowa—The Burlington Community School District Board of Education has named Robert Scott as the district’s next superintendent.
School Board President Joel Sieren says Scott will bring a unique skill set to the role. “The Board is looking forward to working with Mr. Scott to continue the work of our mission and vision for the Burlington Community School District. Mr. Scott recognizes the success we’ve seen in our schools and is ready to build on what we’ve accomplished,” Sieren said: “The candidate pool was full of quality applicants, eager to be a part of what we’re building. Mr. Scott’s unique skill set and experience is what set him apart. We are confident he is the right choice, and we are excited for our students, staff, and community to meet him.”
Scott brings over 30 years of experience as an educator and administrator, having served as the associate superintendent and chief academic officer in the Davenport CSD, where he was responsible for evaluating and developing principals, staffing schools, overseeing districtwide extracurricular programming, and organizing site visits with curriculum staff. Currently, Scott serves as the director of athletics and activities for Centennial High School in Ankeny. He started his administrative career as the principal, associate principal for Davenport Central High School. Scott also has experience as a math, health, and physical education teacher.
Scott completed the superintendent endorsement program at the University of Northern Iowa and holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Western Illinois University. Scott also has a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Iowa.
Scott and his wife, Pam Scott, have been married for 31 years and have three children. Scott was elected into the Hall of Honor at Davenport Central High School in 2017.
“I am honored and thrilled to be a part of such a great district in Iowa,” says Scott. “My purpose as a leader is to serve all students and staff, which starts with getting to know the many traditions and the history of excellence in Burlington.”
Scott will officially begin serving as superintendent of the Burlington Community School District on July 1.
The Board of Education worked with Grundmeyer Leader Services to conduct the search for the next superintendent. The board conducted a first round of interviews Feb. 1 and held interviews with the three finalists on Wednesday, Feb.16.