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.