Dr. Nancy Scott, who joined Sedalia School District 200 in 2003 and has served as assistant superintendent since 2008, has informed the Board of Education that she will retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

Dr. Scott began her Sedalia 200 career as Special Services director, serving in that role from 2003 to 2008, when she was promoted to assistant superintendent. Her current duties include human resources, student support services, McKinney-Vento homeless grant programs, English Language Learner programming and other issues.

A Missouri native, Dr. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders in 1991 from Truman State University, where she also received her master’s degree (1993). She earned a specialist degree in administration (superintendent and elementary leadership) in 2000 from Northwest Missouri State University and certification as a director of Special Education in 2001 from Lindenwood University. She received her doctorate of education in Educational Leadership/Administration in 2012 from St. Louis University.

She and her husband, Mike, have two children.

Before coming to Sedalia 200, Dr. Scott worked as a speech therapist at Adair County R-1 Schools, Westran R-I and Columbia Public Schools, then as a director of Special Services in the Lincoln County R-IV and Westran R-I districts.

“I want to say my 17 years in Sedalia have been enjoyable and I hope productive for the district,” Dr. Scott said. “Sedalia School District 200 is very blessed to have a Board of Education, administrators and staff who put the needs of the students first when making decisions."

Superintendent Steve Triplett said, “Dr. Scott has expansive knowledge of every position at the district’s Central Office; in fact, she is informed about every aspect of the district. Since I joined the Central Office administration team, we have worked closely on many issues and I greatly appreciate her loyalty, trust and friendship."

Triplett praised Dr. Scott’s dedication to the district’s most vulnerable students through her work with federal programs, Title 1, homelessness and English Language Learners.
“Dr. Scott’s levels of education and intelligence are incredibly high,” he said. “Her dedication to our students, faculty and staff members made her a cornerstone of our leadership team."

A couple of Dr. Scott’s key achievements were spearheading the addition of social workers at all Sedalia 200 K-12 schools and expansion of programs for students from families where English is not the primary language.

“Thank you, Sedalia 200, for making the past 17 years rewarding for me,” Scott said.