Re-Elect Heather Scott

Wake County Board of Education - District 1

Heather Scott


Particularly while re-opening schools during COVID-19, our county needs leadership with experience and knowledge of the WCPSS, as well as the challenges we face at the local, state, and federal levels. District 1 has different strengths and needs and I have taken the time to get to know these unique communities since December 2018.


As an experienced PreK-12 music teacher in public, private, and charter schools, I understand that educators, teaching assistants, specialists, support staff, and administrators are professionals and deserve a knowledgeable support system. Professional development, competitive pay, and respecting the voice of our educators and employees is crucial.


As the parent of two elementary students, I know families must have equitable access to high quality education in a safe learning environment at all WCPSS schools that supports and involves families. I have navigated the IEP process with one of my children and greatly value the importance of consistent communication. Students are the center of our why.


School board requires community advocacy and an understanding of the school system with a strong focus on the development of the child, and continuing pedagogical support for teachers, administrators, and staff. Our public school system needs and deserves a public school advocate who will work hard for the Wake County Public School System.


Heather Scott

Heather Scott has been serving on the Wake County Board of Education since December of 2018. She currently chairs the Student Achievement Committee and also serves on the Finance Committee, as well as previously serving on the Facilities Committee. Heather regularly visits all 28 schools in District 1 - which serves the municipalities of Rolesville, Zebulon, Wendell, Wake Forest, most of Knightdale, and a portion of Raleigh. Heather participates in the Government Affairs Committee meetings for the Wake Forest Chamber and also attends chamber events for Greater Raleigh, Knightdale, Zebulon, and Rolesville.

In December of 2019, Heather was awarded the "Mayor's Award for Commitment to Community" in Knightdale. She has hosted well-attended Board Advisory Council meetings throughout District 1 as well as informal "Community Chats." She can also be spotted at athletic competitions, musical performances, community engagement nights, and many other events throughout her District and all of Wake County.

Ms. Scott holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and has taught general music, band, chorus, and PreK-12 classes in public, private, and charter schools in different parts of the country. Since moving to North Carolina in 2008, Heather has advocated for public education in a variety of ways, including writing and calling members of the NCGA, volunteering in schools, and closely following the impact of legislation on our public school system. She is the proud parent of two children who currently attend elementary school in the WCPSS, and one of her children has special needs addressed by an IEP. Heather lives in Wake Forest with her husband, two children, two cats, and their golden retriever, Brinkley.

“Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive at Rex

The Scott Family

Heather's Campaign Video in 2018

This video describes why I wanted to run for school board.

Paid for by The Committee to Elect Heather Scott

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