Scott came to Taft after a long and distinguished career in public schools. After graduating from Southern Connecticut, he began his career in physical education. He quickly moved to technology education and took additional graduate course work in communications and technology. Scott taught drafting, woodworking, graphic arts, and video production at Wilby High School in Waterbury for nearly 20 years. This led to his appointment to the faculty of the Waterbury Arts Magnet School, where he taught technology, communications, and video production for nine years. Both he and his students were recognized with awards for community service for their production of videos to support the work of local non-profit organizations, and Scott was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 2006 in the Waterbury Public Schools. The same year, he was a semi-finalist for Connecticut State Teacher of the Year. Scott also served for 10 years as the assistant director of the summer Taft Educational Center and then taught a week-long video production class in that program for five years. Scott now teaches video production at Taft and works on video production for the school. He and his wife Lillian, assistant librarian at Taft, live near the school.