Meet Principal Scott


Carmella Scott, Principal

Woolfolk Middle School

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Alcorn State University in 2004, Carmella Scott returned back to her hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi and began her career in education.  Ms. Scott taught 5th grade Science and completed coursework towards a Masters of Art in Teaching until her relocation to Houston, TX in 2010.  After teaching 2 years of 6th grade science in the nearby suburb of Dayton, TX, Ms. Scott moved to Austin, TX.  During her 3 years in Austin, she was employed with Pflugerville Independent School District where she taught 6th grade Science, 8th grade Math, and Algebra I.  Seeking career advancement, Ms. Scott became employed with nearby Manor Independent School District as an elementary instructional coach.  After deciding to return back to her home state, Ms. Scott began an assignment as assistant principal at Joseph Frazier Elementary School in the Natchez-Adams School District. Ms. Scott remained in this position for 3 years until returning back home to serve as principal of Woolfolk Middle School.

    Ms. Scott strongly believes that education is society's greatest equalizer.  Therefore, she is committed to making positive, sustainable contributions in schools affected by poverty and its related injustices.  This is where she believes she has the most impact.  Ms. Scott’s approaches and practices center around educating the whole child.  
    Ms. Scott works diligently to build capacity and help staff grow.  She serves as a mentor to new and struggling teachers.  She operates on the premise that if she can build a stronger teacher, she can help build a stronger child.  

Ms. Scott has experienced many blessings of success throughout her career.  In 2011 she was named Rookie Teacher of the Year in Dayton, TX and in 2012 she was runner up for Teacher of the Year.   As an  instructional coach, Ms. Scott helped to lead her school in earning 4 distinctions from the Texas Education Agency.  As assistant principal, Ms. Scott assisted in increasing her school’s state accountability grade from a D to a C.  She looks forward to leading positive, lasting change within our school community.