Irvin Scott is a Senior Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a concentration in Educational Leadership. Before joining the Harvard faculty, he served as the deputy director for K-12 education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led the investment in initiatives focused on transforming how teachers are recruited, developed, and rewarded, and led a team to initiate the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers experience. Irvin also led an effort at the Foundation to build strong partnerships and deeper engagement between faith-based organizations that serve underrepresented students, families, and communities. Prior to his Foundation work, he served over 20 years as an ELA teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and chief academic officer. Connect with Irvin on Twitter: @iscott4.