Scott was born at WakeMed in Raleigh, and raised in Apex, North Carolina. He attended Apex Elementary, Middle and High Schools. His parents were both Wake County natives- Ann from Raleigh and Henry "Ronnie" Lassiter from Garner.
He is married to Jamie Liles Lassiter of Fuquay-Varina. His in-laws still reside there. Scott's brother lives near Holly Springs and his brother-in-law and his wife reside in Knightdale.
Scott graduated from N.C. State with a bachelor's in political science with a concentration in secondary social studies education. While teaching social studies at East Wake Middle School, Scott attended night school at N.C. Central University and earned a master's in school administration.
He is currently pursuing his a doctoral degree in educational leadership from N.C. State. Go Pack and Go Eagles!
Scott holds both a N.C. principal license and a professional teaching license. Scott enjoyed his years in the classroom, but has moved on to a role where he can have more influence over the entire student body as an assistant principal in the Wake County Public School System.
Previously he worked as a teacher and administrator at comprehensive middle schools in North Raleigh and Knightdale before being tapped to help open WCPSS’s newest and most innovative alternative middle school in 2018, a position he currently holds.
Scott is also a founding partner in a technology start-up company located in Cary.
Scott served as an Apex Town Councilman for 4 years from 2011-2015 where he chaired the budget and planning committees and was the liaison to the parks department. He was a parks, recreation, and cultural resources advisory commissioner from 2006-2011.
Scott has been a board member and is currently the president of The MacGregor Downs Homeowners’ Association.
He serves as the WCPSS Division of Principals and Assistant Principals liaison to the NC General Assembly.
Scott serves on the board of directors for Kids Together park (for children of all abilities) in Cary.
Lastly, he is founder and president of the Lassiter Education Foundation, a registered non-profit that supports at-risk area students with extracurricular fee support/scholarships.
Scott recognizes that the Board of Supervisors for the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District has a tough job. The Board of Supervisors does not have regulatory authority, thus advocacy is paramount.
Scott works to develop collaborative and collegial relationships among landowners, farmers, homeowners, government agencies, schools and businesses to support, incentivize, encourage, fund and educate on the important topic of soil and water resource conservation.
Scott is not a professional politician, but he is a professional public administrator. His education and experience in leadership, collaboration, communication and fiscal management of public funds help him daily in his elected role. He is a strong coalition builder who knows how to get things done!
Scott enjoys time with his family and the beach. He and his wife Jamie have been married for over 8 years. They’re honing their parenting skills with Nash (named after the county in which they were married), a small but ornery dog.
He loves spending time outdoors, whether it be active or passive recreation. He feels at home on a golf course, mowing a field on a tractor, or just wandering a path. He is an avid reader of non-fiction and is fascinated by the lessons that can be learned from extraordinary leaders (like President Lincoln).
Scott loves education and he is confident that through knowledge and teamwork nearly all problems can be solved.
Scott being sworn in by his friend Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Paul Newby.