Scott King was named Title III and English Learner Coordinator on February 4, 2020 by the Barrow County Board of Education. In addition to serving as the BCSS Migrant Education Specialist, King has been the District’s Language and Cultural Diversity Specialist for the past three years. Working closely with the District’s students and families who speak a language other than English at home, King is well-known in those communities, especially among our Hispanic-Latino families. He originally came to the Barrow County School System in 2007 as the Language Evaluation Specialist.
King has supported local and federal programs such as Title III/ESOL, Special Education, and Parent Engagement, interpreting and translating meetings and school documentation at the District and school levels. He is perhaps best known as the frequent “voice” of the ParentLink automated voice system, often starting broadcasted messages with “The following message is in English and in Spanish…!”
King completed his undergraduate studies at Appalachian State University and his graduate studies at Georgia State University. He taught high school in the Modern Languages Department at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, was an adjunct faculty member at Oxford College of Emory University and Georgia Perimeter College, taught specialized ESOL and Spanish training courses in school districts, hospital and businesses, and served as Educational Director of the Atlanta Academy of Language Learning. For the past 16 years, he has been the instructor for UGA’s Spanish-English Medical Interpreter Certificate Course. King is known best for his love of languages and language learning (currently learning Welsh as a hobby), and his love of acting and directing in local community theatres.