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Scott Hartl

Expeditionary Learning
President & CEO
Scott Hartl is President/ CEO of Expeditionary Learning (EL). EL partners with school districts and charter boards to open new schools and transform existing schools, pre-K-12, in all settings – urban, rural, and suburban. EL’s model challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater school engagement. EL is developing the state-wide Common Core literacy curriculum for Grades 3 through 8 with New York State. EL provides schools with professional development, coaching, and on-line tools to improve all aspects of schooling. There are 165 schools 4,000 teachers, and 49,000 students in EL’s national network.Since its inception in 1992, Scott’s roles have included: EL’s first School Coach; Northeast Regional Director; Director of Research and Evaluation; and Director of Strategic Planning and Partnerships. Before EL Scott served as the founding principal of a Boston Middle School, a Science teacher in NY State, and an Outward Bound instructor in CO. As President of EL, Scott is focused on establishing new tools and pathways for building teacher capacity at scale toward the end of creating urban and rural classrooms in which students build academic rigor while developing character, and active citizen leadership.Scott graduated Marlboro College and Union University. His administrative certification is through Massachusetts Elementary Schools Principals Association. He was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship in 2012. Scott and his family live near Amherst, Massachusetts.