Scott Hamann assumed the executive business director role in August 2021. Scott has an MBA from the University of Southern Maine, and brings nonprofit leadership experience as the former executive director of Community Compass in Blue Hill. He also served three terms in the Maine House of Representatives.
As a high schooler, Scott attended Proctor Academy’s experiential education Mountain Classroom program, a 10-week experience he said shaped his future. “Experiential education instilled in me a love for learning. I was immersed in my education, because the curriculum was relevant to my interests. The New School embraces this approach, so this feels in many ways like coming home.”
The New School’s mission – to provide rich, integrated learning experiences within and outside the classroom – drew Scott to the school.
“We learn by doing,” Scott said. “If we’re doing things we’re curious about, learning becomes more relevant, effective, and engaging. That’s what the New School is all about – this place has something special going on. I am so excited to be part of the school community, and can’t wait to see all the great things our students and faculty achieve together this year!”