Corey Scholes is a director of Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she advises the Foundation on strategic program initiatives and opportunities related to youth education. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Scholes was a school designer for Expeditionary Learning in New York, where her responsibilities included teacher education, curriculum and leadership development, school sustainability structures, and new school recruitment. She also was a consultant for Heart of Change in New York, giving professional development presentations to members of school leadership. Earlier, Scholes was a principal for Southeast K-8 and Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, both in Kansas City, Mo.
In addition to her leadership positions, Scholes was an instructor for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Education where she taught several graduate-level courses. Scholes has held several civic positions in Kansas City, including the Boards of Directors of Paul Mesner Puppets and Youth Friends.
Scholes earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., and a Masters of Education in curriculum development from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. She holds a special education certificate from DePaul University and a supervision and administration certificate from National Lewis University.