An acknowledged thought leader and powerful voice in support of educational technology, Scott Kinney has more than 20 years of experience in the education industry. As senior vice president for Discovery Education, Kinney cultivates partnerships with school districts across the country, working with educators and administrators to develop customized solutions that support their strategic goals and empower them to make the transition from print to digital. Under his leadership, Discovery Education services are transforming teaching and learning in more than half of U.S. schools and 35 countries worldwide.
Kinney also consults with high-level education officials, US governors, and foreign ministries of education. He also oversees the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), one of the largest, most active international learning communities dedicated to supporting educators from around the world as they embed technology into their daily classroom instruction.
Kinney has testified before Congress on the Future of Learning, spoken at countless education conferences, keynoted numerous administrator events and contributed to various national education publications.
Prior to joining Discovery Education, Kinney spent 15 years in public education serving at both a school district and regional service center. In addition to his K-12 work, Kinney has taught undergraduate and graduate classes for Kent State University and Penn State University. Kinney also launched a partnership with Wilkes University, through which in-service educators have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Instructional Media through an online, accredited program.
I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.
Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools