Scott studied management at Bucknell University, acting in London, teaching at Johns Hopkins, and programming in his living room. After undergrad, Scott taught elementary school for 4 years in Baltimore City Public Schools. During this third and fourth year of teaching, he wrote curriculum and led professional developments in the school district. During this fourth year, he taught himself to program. He left the classroom in June 2010 to work on Common Curriculum full time. He codes, puts his business degree to good work, and gets theatrical at presentations.