Beginning his career as a Teach For America corps member, Scott has spent the greater part of the last 20 years working in public education and brings his broad diversity of experiences to his current work as the Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer at Big Rock Educational Services in Dallas, Texas.
Prior to co-founding BRES in May of 2014, Scott worked at KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth working closely with the Executive Director and school leaders to create and implement systems used district-wide around data driven instruction, observation and supervision, and student culture. Prior to his experience at KIPP, he led an existing charter elementary school with high scholar achievement and opened two successful urban college prep schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. As a result of these experiences, Scott has learned the importance of identifying, prioritizing and implementing high impact systems or “big rocks” and seen firsthand how doing this has directly led to high student achievement.
Scott was featured in Driven by Data by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo for his work as a school leader in creating and implementing high impact school systems that led to high student achievement.
He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Castleton State College, and an MA in Education from Johns Hopkins University. He was in the New Leaders program where he also obtained a CAGS in Educational Administration from Pace University. Outside of work, Scott enjoys reading and working out.
Before co-founding BRES, Matt served as the Director of Operations at Uplift Luna Preparatory, a K-12 campus in the Uplift Education network. As a school leader in a growing network, he managed all logistical and operational elements involved in the opening of this elementary and secondary school. Additionally, in his role, Matt oversaw all non-instructional departments of the campus. Through his work in schools, he learned the importance of sound operational systems in ensuring an instructional atmosphere that truly puts students first. Matt partners with Scott Hudnor to ensure clients receive exceptional customer service, partners have clear communication and resources are easily accessible to all BRES stakeholders.
Prior to transitioning to a career in education, Matt served as the Outreach Coordinator for Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services. In this work, he developed a passion for service and education that easily translates to the core mission of BRES.
Matt received his B.S. in Applied Arts & Sciences/Business Leadership from University of North Texas at Dallas. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and his dog, Champ.
Dr. Callie Lalugba
Dr. Callie Lalugba has served as an educator and administrator for close to 20 years. In her current role as Leadership Coach, Dr. Lalugba partners with BRES school and district clients to help them diagnose breakdowns, collaboratively define and achieve clear goals and build capacity by implementing sustainable systems.
Prior to joining BRES, Dr. Lalugba has served in a number of educational roles including Chief Academic Officer for Harvest Network of Schools, a group of charter schools in Minneapolis that serves more than 1,200 scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade. During her time with the Harvest Network of Schools, Dr. Lalugba provided ongoing supervision and leadership to principals and pioneered a variety of successful curriculum and instruction efforts to close the significant achievement gap. Dr. Lalugba strongly believes that all children have talents that can be discovered and developed through education, which can impact their families and society in a positive way. Along with cultivating their educational skill set, scholars must also engage in interactive lessons that enhance their moral, ethical, and social growth.
Dr. Lalugba holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Wiley College. She holds certification in the following specialty areas: Minnesota and Texas teaching certification, Minnesota and Texas K-12 principal certification, and Minnesota superintendent certification.