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The Ward Scott Files is a podcast talk show that helps the audience become better informed about local, state, and national issues. The Ward Scott Files is assisted by its Research Team, a vast group of citizens who work as contributors to the show by sharing issues that affect the lives of concerned citizens.

About Ward Scott

WarthogWard Scott, sometimes known as “The Warthog” has been a major force in public service in Alachua County for many years. Ward has freely given a large amount of his time for the betterment of our community.

Retired from the classroom after forty years as a Santa Fe College English Professor Emeritus, Ward says, “I am a teacher by trade. “I approach being a talk show host as I would a classroom. Using a storytelling form of narrative, I present local, state, national, and international issues in a way that engages the audience and makes them want to think about the subject. Making people think is the way of a teacher. You hear us say, "The truth is out there." Helping people see the truth is my first goal.

Ward And Barbara Heim ScottWard Scott received his BA degree in 1966 from the University of Florida and an M. Ed. In 1969.

 

Ward is married to Barbara Heim Scott, Pre-K teacher (RET) of students with special needs at Littlewood Elementary School of Gainesville. 

 

Public Service:

  • Community College Representative, Senator Graham’s Amendment 11 Committee, 2002
  • Chair, Weed and Seed Grant Committee, City of Alachua, 2003
  • Chair, Economic Advisory Committee to the City of Alachua, 2006
  • Co-Chair, Greater Alachua Transportation Task Force, 2006
  • Co-Chair, Affordable Housing Committee City of Alachua, 2007
  • Interim City Manager, Archer, Florida, 2009
  • Chair, Rural Concerns Advisory Committee to the Alachua County Commission, 2008 to present 
  • Democratic Candidate, Alachua County Commission, 2004,
  • Republican Candidate, Alachua County Commission, 2008
  • Campaign Manager, Susan Baird, Republican County Commissioner, 2010
  • Campaign Manager, Todd Chase, Republican City of Gainesville Commissioner, 2011
 SFLogo UFLogo NISOD award

 

Honors:

  • WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICAN TEACHERS, 2002
  • Four Term President, Santa Fe Community College Senate, 2000-2004
  • “A Class Like No Other,” Published September 1, 2005 Link to the Article
  • President, Community College Faculty Coalition, 2000-2007
  • Finalist, Florida Association of Community Colleges Teacher of the Year, 2007
  • NISOD EXCELLENCE AWARD IN TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP University of Texas, 2008 
  • Recipient, Santa Fe College Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009 (see picture)

Santa Fe College, Lifetime Achievement Award