Scott Campbell, Founder of Persist



Scott is the cofounder of Persist Nashville and a former classroom teacher and administrator. In his career he has worked at 6 different urban, rural, and suburban schools. He has led and taught at traditional public, magnet, and charter schools in 4 different states and DC.
Before moving to Nashville he was a teacher and assistant principal at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, the nation’s top rated public high school. In Nashville he has helped lead and develop the early years of RePublic High School and Valor Collegiate Academies. Before starting Persist he served as Principal at RePublic High School, where he graduated their inaugural class. He serves on the TN Charter Commission Appeals Committee and Board of TN Nature Academy.
He is a husband and father of three rambunctious boys. He is a children’s book author, loves playing with his kids, BBQ, soccer, and getting rebounds on the court.


University of Tennessee at Knoxville: BA

University of Tennessee at Knoxville: M.Ed

The George Washington University: EdS

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