Cathy Scott Named Next President of Bible in the Schools

Succeeds Ralph Mohney, Jr., who retires after 7 years as head of the local nonprofit organization which for almost 94 years has provided elective, for-credit Bible history classes in Hamilton County schools, at no cost to taxpayers

19 JANUARY 2016, CHATTANOOGA, TN
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (January 19, 2016) – Cathy Scott has been named president of Bible in the Schools, a nonprofit organization which for 94 years has funded the opportunity for Hamilton County public school students to study the Bible as a for-credit elective, at no cost to taxpayers.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (January 19, 2016) – Cathy Scott has been named president of Bible in the Schools, a nonprofit organization which for 94 years has funded the opportunity for Hamilton County public school students to study the Bible as a for-credit elective, at no cost to taxpayers.

Scott succeeds Ralph Mohney, Jr., who retires after seven years in leadership.

In the past few years, Scott has served as a corporate sales consultant with the Maclellan Foundation, a professional grant writer and educational advancement consultant, the director of development at Chattanooga Christian School, and in teaching roles at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, as well as in the Dade County public school system.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to have been elected President of Bible in the Schools. I believe that biblical literacy, as well as the moral and ethical fabric of today’s postmodern youth, is disintegrating at an alarming rate – to the detriment of our culture, families, and society at large. It is in light of this that I believe there is no greater privilege than leading an organization that makes possible opportunities for young people to be introduced and exposed to the hope, wisdom, knowledge, and biblical ethics found in the Bible. Bible in the Schools is actively investing in tomorrow’s leaders, and is quietly, yet significantly strengthening the moral fabric of the next generation. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of this work,” Scott said.

A native of South Africa, Scott currently resides with her husband, Jonathan, and their two sons in Lookout Valley. They have been active members of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church for nearly 25 years.

Scott is a graduate of Covenant College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She brings 15 years of experience working in schools, and is working on her master’s in educational leadership through the Covenant College Graduate School of Education. She is also a certified and licensed educator in both the State of Tennessee and Georgia.

About Bible in the Schools

Bible in the Schools, established in 1922, has provided students in the Hamilton County public schools the opportunity to study the Bible as an elective, for-credit course at no cost to taxpayers. Bible in the Schools currently fully funds 17 Bible history teachers who teach in 11 middle schools and 9 high schools. More information is available at www.bibleintheschools.com.

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"I am deeply humbled and honored to have been elected President of Bible in the Schools. I believe that biblical literacy, as well as the moral and ethical fabric of today’s postmodern youth, is disintegrating at an alarming rate – to the detriment of our culture, families, and society at large. It is in light of this that I believe there is no greater privilege than leading an organization that makes possible opportunities for young people to be introduced and exposed to the hope, wisdom, knowledge, and biblical ethics found in the Bible. Bible in the Schools is actively investing in tomorrow’s leaders, and is quietly yet significantly strengthening the moral fabric of the next generation. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of this work." Cathy Scott, President of Bible in the Schools
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About Bible in the Schools - Chattanooga, TN

Bible History elective classes in the public schools are an opportunity for students to have a viewpoint neutral, foundational study – at no cost to taxpayers – of one of the cornerstone texts of world history, which helps students become culturally literate and better equipped to thrive and contribute to a global world. More information is available at www.bibleintheschools.com.

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