Scott Hebert has been part of Citrus County Schools for the past 27 years. He has worked as a teacher, guidance counselor, technology specialist, assistant principal, principal, director of Area Schools and Elementary Education, and is now serving as the Chief Academic Officer.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in elementary education from the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He furthered his education with a Master’s Degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a Specialist Degree in guidance and counseling from Argosy University. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Florida Southern College and is in the process of completing his dissertation.
Scott was the 1999 Florida Teacher of the Year and also received the Milken National Educator Award that same year. Scott was also inducted into the Florida Educators Hall of Fame in 1998. He believes that in every grade level and every class the focus of the classroom should be on what needs to happen to make children successful. Technology, problem-solving skills, reading, writing, and mathematics should be woven into daily lessons to prepare students for the future. Scott firmly believes we must open doors so that parents are welcome in our schools.
Scott believes his greatest contribution to his community, within and outside the school's walls, is his deep commitment to serving children and their families. Scott works as part of the team in Citrus County Florida which has been recognized as one of three continuously high-performing districts in Florida from 2007-2015.