Scott Hart

Scott was a Re-Founding Father of the Beta Xi chapter, where he served as Secretary. During his senior year, he helped a professor create a student-teaching program connecting students from Central Michigan University to children of migrant farm workers in a high-poverty area of Immokalee, FL., with most of the children being English Language Learners. The program has since served over 50 student teachers. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in special education in 2012, he accepted a teaching position at Pinecrest Elementary in Immokalee. While he has taught three grade levels thus far in a general education setting, next year he will be working with students with disabilities across multiple grade levels. While at Pinecrest, Scott has created a Cub Scout pack, mentors three Little Brothers through Big Brothers Big Sisters, and is a mentor through the school’s new mentoring program. Additionally, he teaches the after-school program, is the School Advisory Council Chairman, and a member of both the PTO and School District Advisory Council. Being known in the community, he has had the honor of becoming a godfather to nine children. On separate occasions, he has also been the guardian to one nephew and one godson. When Scott was 20 and 24, he lost both his parents to cancer. At 26, he lost one of his sisters unexpectedly. He credits these tragedies with learning the value of life and uses these experiences as inspiration to help children understand their personal value and the value of their loved ones.