Scott Nipper
Founding Principal
Scott Nipper has been in the field of special education for nearly 30 years.  He spent 9 years as a special education teacher in resource, inclusion support, and self-contained programs at the elementary and junior high level working with learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, and autism programs in 2 school districts.  He piloted the first autism program for the Arlington School District. 
  Scott was featured in the Fort Worth Star Telegram for helping a drama school develop a social drama program for students with autism. He completed a Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Intervention.  Scott then taught 5 years at a private special needs school (The Monarch School) where he was honored with the National Teacher of the Year Award.  He piloted numerous pilot programs for the school before leaving to become a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) working in clinic, home, community, and private practice settings. He presented posters at the Texas Association of Behavior Analysis conference on integrating behavior analysis into drama and music-based therapies. 

Scott completed article reviews to support the National Standards Project for Evidenced Based Practices with Autism.  He later returned to the Monarch School as a therapeutic coach with the mission to integrate behavior analysis into their therapeutic methodology.  Since then, he has served in therapeutic and clinical administrative roles as program director, safety support director, and therapeutic support director.  Recently he completed a principal certification program and will be completing the exam and performance assessment to get his Texas principal certification.