Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson

Platinum Executive Coach


Scott, a 40-year leader in independent schools, joined ISM as a Platinum Executive Coach in summer 2021. Prior to that, he served as President and Headmaster of Baylor School, TN, from 2009–2021.

Scott understands the unique demands of independent school leadership and the skills necessary for navigating these roles effectively—from strategic planning to the realities of working daily with the myriad constituencies of today’s complex school world. Mostly, he retains the passion for independent schools and their roles in the lives of their students.​​​​

Current Role

As a Platinum Executive Coach, Scott leads a Boarding School Cohort of School Heads. Scott was mentored by some of the greats of the Southern independent school world, including Herb Barks at Baylor and Hammond, Bob Chambers, Billy Peebles, Randy Tucker, Kirk Walker, and many others.

In turn, Scott enjoys working with School Heads and their Boards on all facets and challenges of school leadership.

Prior Experience

Prior to his appointment at Baylor, Scott enjoyed successful tenures as head of school at both Brookstone School, GA, and Valwood School, GA. Scott also served Baylor and Hammond School, SC, as a teacher, coach, admission director, and Upper School Head.

A leader in state and regional organizations himself, Scott has served as a Director for the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools (TAIS), and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).


Scott earned his bachelor’s degree at The University of Georgia and his master’s degree at The University of South Carolina. Scott was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University’s Teachers College in 2006.