Scott Duncan

Senior Specialist, East Team

sduncan@niet.org

Scott Duncan is a senior specialist for the East Team in Tennessee. He works to support districts across the state in strengthening instructional leadership practices, teacher effectiveness, and teacher and administrator observation systems.

Scott has served as an educator in numerous districts across the state. Throughout his career, he has served as a classroom teacher, building-level administrator, and TEAM Coach for the Tennessee Department of Education. While serving as TEAM Coach across three regions, Scott supported many different school districts through modeling and coaching, with a focus on strengthening teacher and leader practices, with the shared goal of improving outcomes for students. 

Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at East Tennessee State University, as well as his master’s and educational leadership degrees, in curriculum and instruction, from Lincoln Memorial University. He also earned his administration endorsement through Lipscomb University.

 Scott  Duncan

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

I was fortunate to work with NIET during my time serving as a TEAM Coach for the department of education.  It was during this time that I was able to see and experience firsthand the quality, depth, and passion of NIET’s work.  This came across during sessions at the national conferences, on-site support conversations and trainings, and in their online learning modules and training resources.  I truly was blown away from the beginning and could not be more excited and grateful to be a part of this phenomenal team. 

What do you do in your free time?

With any free time I might have, I love to run, play guitar, and spend time with my wife and three daughters.  As my girls continue to get older, I strive to be a constant positive piece in their lives, as well as provide them with as many lasting memories as possible.