Superintendent, Ector County Independent School District
Dr. Scott Muri is superintendent of schools for Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) in West Texas. Prior to joining ECISD, Muri served as superintendent for Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston and as deputy superintendent of academics for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Ga. He also held leadership roles in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools including chief information officer as well as area and zone superintendent. In addition, Muri worked in Celebration, Fla., for more than a decade as a technology leader and administrator at Disney’s Celebration School. Early in his career, he served as a high school principal and teacher, and was one of the first National Board Certified teachers in the country.
Muri believes children are individual learners and that the student-teacher equation is most effective when instruction is personalized to meet each child’s unique needs. He also emphasizes the importance of having a great teacher in every learning environment and a great principal leading every school.
Muri graduated with a bachelor’s in intermediate education and middle school education from Wake Forest University in Winston‐Salem, N.C. He holds a master’s in public school administration from Stetson University in Deland, Fla., and earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Wingate University in Matthews, N.C. He conducted master’s-level coursework in public school administration at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.