Scott graduated with a BA in Human Services from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and received his MSW from St. Louis University.
He has worked in crisis intervention and runaway intervention programs with Children’s Home and Aide Society of Illinois. Scott has also worked with Court Services and Probation as a probation officer. Most recently, he has worked in the Belleville Alternative Night School Program for the past 23 years, first as a social worker and later as the director. He is trained in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and critical incident stress management. Scott is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Illinois Coalition for Education of At-Risk Youth.