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Dr. Scott Ziegler biography: 13 things about Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent

Scott A. Ziegler is a white man from Loudon County, Virginia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. From 1986 to 1990, he attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. In 1991, he earned his master’s degree in secondary education from the same college. (a)(b)
  2. From 1994 to 2003, he worked for the second precinct of the City of Virginia Beach Police Department in Virginia Beach, Virginia as a chaplain. From August 1994 to August 2009, he worked for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools in as a teacher at Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach. (a)(b)
  3. From 2004 to 2005, he went to Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he earned his certificate of advanced graduate study in education leadership. (a)(b)
  4. From December 2009 to August 2011, he worked for Landstown High School in Virginia Beach as an assistant principal. (b)
  5. From August 2011 to June 2015, he worked for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools as an employee relations specialist. (b)
  6. From June 2015 to December 2019, he worked for Portsmouth Public Schools in Portsmouth, Virginia as an executive director of human resources. (b)
  7. From 2017 to 2019, he went to Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, USA where he earned his Ph.D. in school administration. (b)
  8. He received his Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) certification in March 2019 and his Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) certification in January 2021. Both will expire in March 2022. In January 2021, he served as the interim superintendent for Loudon County Public Schools. (a)(b)
  9. From December 2019 to June 2021, he worked for the Loudon County Public Schools as an assistant superintendent of human resources and talent development. (b)
  10. On June 8, 2021, he was appointed the superintendent for Loudon County Public Schools. On June 22, 2021, during a school board meeting for Loudoun County Public Schools in Leesburg, Loudon County, he said that the Virginia district had no record of assaults taking place in its bathrooms, which infuriated Scott Smith, one of the parents who attended the meeting where the board was supposed to vote on a policy regarding the rights and treatment of transgender students. On May 28, 2021, Smith’s daughter was reported sexually abused by a male student, then 14, who was wearing a skirt in the girls’ bathroom of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Loudon County. Hours after Smith said on October 15, 2021 that Smith was planning to sue Stone Bridge High School, he apologized for saying on June 22, 2021 that the Virginia district had no record of assaults taking place in its bathrooms. (a)(b)(c)(d)
  11. On October 20, 2021, a copy of an email he sent to Loudoun County Public Schools board members on May 28, 2021 was published. In the email, he said in part, “The purpose of this email is to provide you with information regarding an incident that occurred at Stone Bridge HS. This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom. The LCSO is investigating the matter.” (d)
  12. On October 23, 2021, Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin called for his and the school board members’ resignations. (e)
  13. On December 6, 2022, he was fired in a unanimous vote taken by the Loudoun School Board. (f)


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