Executive Director

Scott R. Gartlan
Executive Director


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, UNC Charlotte
  • Ed.M. Education Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A. Psychology, Washington College
  • B.A. Psychology, Clinical/Counseling concentration, Washington College

Professional Past

  • AP and IB Psychology Teacher, Charlotte Country Day School
  • Educational Consultant Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education
  • Program Coordinator for Curriculum Development at the Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished New York City Principals
  • Character Education Coordinator/Psychology Teacher/Counselor, Cannon School
  • Residential Youth Counselor Kent Youth, Inc.
  • Graduate Assistant, Baseball Program, Washington College

Areas of Interest

  • Teacher Efficacy 
  • The Nature of Teaching and Learning
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Adult Development and Learning
  • The Psychology of Decision-Making (in all areas)
  • Leadership and Coaching
  • Philosophy and Epistemology
  • Applied Ethics

Favorite Activities

  • Golfing
  • Gardening
  • Spending time with Lulu and Henry 
  • Going out to eat with my wife, Molly
  • Juggling a soccer ball

Favorite Movies

  • Gates of Heaven
  • Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Adaptation
  • Annie Hall

Favorite Books

  • Love and Will by Rollo May
  • Whack Your Porcupine and Other Drawings by B. Kliban
  • Shame of the Nation by Jonathan Kozol

Favorite Meals/Foods

  • Oliver’s Chicken Stew
  • Real Italian gravy with spaghetti
  • Falafel
  • Ice cream
  • Sushi
  • Rice

Favorite Travel Destinations

  • Luzhou, Sichuan, China
  • Gold Coast, Australia
  • Chestertown, Maryland
  • Medford Lakes, New Jersey
  • Charlotte, North Carolina