Chief Academic Officers Group

Scott Bailey

Chief Academic Officer, Washoe County School District

Scott Bailey is the Chief Academic Officer of the Washoe County School District (WCSD) in Reno, Nevada. With nearly 64,000 students, encompassing 6,500 square miles, the Washoe County School District is the second largest school district in Nevada. Mr. Bailey’s leadership experience in the WCSD also includes service as a school principal and a district performance director. In these roles, Mr. Bailey was involved in the development and deployment of the District’s nationally-recognized strategic plan. Mr. Bailey’s career in education began as a classroom teacher in Joplin, Missouri. Upon accepting a position with the Clark County School District (CCSD) as a reading specialist in 1992, Mr. Bailey relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. In the CCSD, Mr. Bailey taught all grades K – 6, and served as a school administrator for 15 years. In 2005, Mr. Bailey was extended the opportunity to open a new school, and went on to earn the distinction of Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year. Mr. Bailey has received numerous senatorial, gubernatorial, and congressional recognitions for excellence in educational service over the years, and was appointed to the Baldrige Board of Examiners by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in 2010. He currently serves on various national and local advisory boards, and was most recently appointed to the Nevada System of Higher Education Institutional Advisory Council. Additionally, Mr. Bailey has taught graduate level courses for Nova Southeastern University, and is well known for infusing business and industry best practice into the field of education.