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Dr. Tanya Scott

Dr. Tanya

Associate Director, Teaching & Learning

Dr. Tanya Scott is associate director of teaching and learning at Achieving the Dream. In this role she is responsible for managing a range of programs and projects designed to promote teaching and learning excellence across all ATD Network colleges.

Dr. Scott is a strong advocate of community colleges and Career Technical Education, recognizing the importance of their contributions to economic mobility and community vitality and development. Her experience spans teaching, program development, and leadership in middle school, high school, community college, and university settings in Canada and the United States. An active practitioner, she has extensive undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in teacher and curriculum development, instructional strategies, integrating technology in the classroom, as well as business, change management, strategy, and leadership. She works toward facilitating partnerships across the ecosystem and building seamless pathways across K-workforce. Focused on equity, Dr. Scott strives to bridge equity gaps and break down systemic barriers to student success, while building innovative educational opportunities that are responsive to the academic and non-academic needs of all learners.


Graduate Diploma (Educational Technology); B.S. (Psychology) | Concordia University, Montreal

Graduate Certificate (Online Teaching and Learning); M.S. (Education) | CSU East Bay

Ph.D. (Business Administration, specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology) | Northcentral University

Past Experience

Head of Curriculum and Instruction | Wisewire

Dean of Business and Public Services Technologies | Wake Technical Community College

Associate Dean of Business and Public Services Technologies | Wake Technical Community College

Director of Business Analytics | Wake Technical Community College

Instructor/Learning Facilitator/Faculty | Various

How has education changed your life/your family?

As a first-generation college graduate and as an educator, I have experienced firsthand the positive impacts of education. I have seen students who have persisted against all odds, and despite facing tremendous obstacles such as living in their cars and relying on food pantries while attending school, go on to graduate and attain viable and uplifting employment. I still keep in contact with many of my former students today, and several have gone on to be active contributors in their communities, inspiring and supporting others on their own journey. Education is transformative, with far-reaching reverberations that extend beyond our person, our communities, and our society at large.

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