Mr. Scott followed a very hands off principal who was absent or disengaged most of the time. When he came to Highland last year, the school was a mess. Bullying and harassment was pervasive and parents overtook the school to their pleasure. He came, set order in the school, implemented strict discipline expectations for staff and students. He even held parents accountable for our conduct. I did not like him at all until I saw the difference in my childs reading performance. I must admit, I was leary of having a stern African-American male leading a school in a community that has little to no positive Black males. He often brags about being the first Black male in the school's 120 year history. He decided to leave to pursue a doctorate. The school has not been the same since he left. I will miss him. I hope Columbus City Schools knows what they lost. The very parents that did not like him because of his color are now saying they miss him.