Scott Long has more than 25 years of pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion pro­grams for chil­dren of all ages and abil­i­ties. Prior to join­ing TRIS, Scott spent 9 years devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing a Montessori-​based phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum in Wash­ing­ton, DC at Aidan Montes­sori School (an AMI-​accredited Montes­sori school established over 50 years ago). He took his pre­vi­ous 15 years of teach­ing expe­ri­ence in the Berke­ley Uni­fied School Dis­trict and meshed it with Montes­sori ped­a­gogy to create a dynamic out­door envi­ron­ment and phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion pro­gram that not only hon­ors the Montes­sori “way,” but is also invit­ing and excit­ing for his stu­dents. Scott is a strong and pas­sion­ate moti­va­tor of oth­ers and has the spe­cial abil­ity to encour­age and build on each child’s con­fi­dence and plea­sure in phys­i­cal activ­ity. Dur­ing the past year, Scott has been expand­ing his breadth and depth of var­i­ous out­door activ­i­ties through his work as a Lead Instruc­tor with Track­ers Earth in Berkeley. Scott has been at TRIS since 2014.