Nomination Date: 05/07/2018
Scott Armstrong was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia. After graduating from Cobequid Educational Centre, he went on to Acadia University where he received a Bachelor of Arts.
A lifelong learner, Scott has dedicated his life to the development of young people. After completing his undergraduate degree, Scott went on to earn both a Master of Social Science Education from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern Mississippi.
An elementary school principal for over ten years, Scott’s passion for education and his commitment to young people has helped thousands of youth in Nova Scotia. Under his watch as principal, Tatamagouche Elementary School was named one of the top forty schools in Canada in 2004. He served as the principal of Truro Elementary School from 2008 to 2009.
Scott’s enthusiasm for education extends to coaching and he has helped hundreds of kids to shine in sports like baseball and basketball. He has been proud to watch a number of his teams bring home regional championships, not to mention Provincial championships in 2009 & 2011.
Scott is a strong believer in giving back to the community and has received numerous accolades for his service. In addition to working as a volunteer on the Children’s Aid Society Board and the Hospital Foundation Board, Scott is a longstanding volunteer for both the provincial and federal Conservatives, and is past President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.
Scott Armstrong was elected MP for Cumberland-Colchester -Musquodoboit Valley in a by-election November 9th, 2009, and subsequently re-elected in the 41st General Election on May 2, 2011.