Scott Hindman – Executive Director

Scott Hindman is the co-founder and founding Executive Director of Excellent Schools New Mexico, a nonprofit organization that helps local leaders build and grow transformational schools that put the needs of New Mexico children and families first.

Scott previously served as the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of the Achievement Schools network in Memphis, where he helped lead significant work to improve several of Tennessee’s lowest performing schools. Prior to joining the Achievement Schools, Scott spent several years in various roles at J.P. Morgan and First Solar. Scott began his career in the Anaheim Angels’ minor league system, where he pitched for three years after being selected by the Angels in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Scott earned an A.B. in American History and African American Studies from Princeton University, an M.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education, Leadership New Mexico, and Leadership Albuquerque, and serves on the boards of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Investment Committee. Scott lives in Tijeras with his wife, Meaghan, a lifelong public school educator and the co-founder and co-director of Altura Prep, and their young daughter.

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