Adam Schott serves as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education which has the power and duty to review and adopt regulations that govern educational policies and principles and establish standards governing the educational programs of the Commonwealth, upon recommendation of its councils.

The Board has 22 members, ten of whom serve as the Board’s Council of Basic Education and ten of whom serve on the Board’s Council of Higher Education. Seventeen members are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for overlapping terms of six years. Four members of the Board are members of the PA General Assembly.

Adam Schott has served as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education since November 2009. Prior, Mr. Schott served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education from March 2008 to October 2009. He worked closely with the PA Department of Education’s communications and legislative offices to direct outreach and advocacy efforts in support of the administration’s high school graduation requirements initiative.

Mr. Schott served as Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Alliance for Education from 2007 to 2008. Prior to that, he worked for several years in the Office of Government Relations in the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Mr. Schott holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Penn State and a master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard. He is a member of EPLC’s Education Policy Fellowship Program class of 2003-04.

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