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La Crosse Public Education Foundation names Saunders-Scott new exec. director



Nell Saunders-Scott is the La Crosse Public Education Foundation's new executive director.

Nell Saunders-Scott has been named the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s executive director.

The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) Board of Directors made that announcement this week.

Saunders-Scott was most recently the Fund Development Director at The Parenting Place in La Crosse.

LPEF says she brings a breadth and depth of experience in fundraising and nonprofit work to her new role, as well as a passion for strong, equitable education.

“Nell’s skillset, personal style, educational background, and past job experiences impressed the LPEF search committee and galvanized our belief that she is a wonderful choice to lead our growing nonprofit organization,” incoming LPEF board president Dr. Tom Thompson said in a release. “We are very excited to introduce her to the La Crosse Schools staff and our community.”

Saunders-Scott and her husband David have lived in La Crosse for 10 years. They have two children in the School District of La Crosse, where she serves as a member of the District-Wide Parent Committee.

“Strong public schools are vital to the well-being of our community,” Nell Saunders-Scott said. “I’m honored to be joining the LPEF’s board, staff, and supporters in working to provide excellent educational opportunities for all students throughout the School District of La Crosse.”

She starts at the position full time Jan. 6.

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