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Scott is a coach and facilitator at Rethinc where he provides leadership development, DEI wisdom, systems consulting to partners seeking an impactful and happy team.

Scott is currently Executive Director with Teach For America based in Sacramento, California and leads a region with a network of over 500 education leaders working alongside students and families in the rural and urban San Joaquin Valley as they pursue a radically different future in education. His work with Teach For America began as a teacher coach before leading programmatic efforts for new teachers and alumni in Miami, Florida. Scott started his work in education as an 8th grade Algebra teacher in East San Jose after living abroad for nearly 10 years working in rural communities in the Central and Southern Philippines. This involved years working with Barangay Councils and Sangguniang Kabataan to expand access to economic and educational opportunities. Today, he and his wife, along with their four boys, continue volunteer work with schools in the rural Philippines, and in their free time enjoy hiking, trips to the beach, surfing and random, spontaneous travel.

Scott Richards



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