On July 1st, we welcomed Kate Scott as VCEE’s new Vice President of Programs. You may know that Kate previously served as the associate director of the Center for Economic Education at George Mason University, one of VCEE’s nine affiliated centers. In that role, over the last four years, Kate effectively supported educators in the state’s most populated region, and she was an active member of the VCEE Network, oftentimes leading the development and delivery of a broad array of professional development programs and contributing to a more economically and financially literate region. In addition, Kate served on the VCEE Board of Directors as the Network representative. Kate has also served on the boards of the Council for Economic Education (CEE), our national affiliate, and the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE).

Kate brings to her new role both experience as a classroom educator and business experience, in addition to her experience at the GMU Center. Before coming to George Mason, Kate was a high school teacher in Mississippi, teaching business, management and administration. During the summers, she participated in a program with the Mississippi Council on Economic Education in which she taught entrepreneurship to other teachers. Prior to entering the field of education, Kate held several positions while working for three different businesses.

Kate holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration-Small Business & Entrepreneurship Emphasis from the University of Southern Mississippi and, from William Carey University, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education. She has also earned several professional certifications, including the W!SE Personal Finance Certification for Educators.