Kirk Scarbrough joined The Holdsworth Center in 2019, but his history with supporting public education was sparked much earlier. Fresh out of college, he joined Teach For America – San Antonio’s charter teaching corps as an elementary teacher in San Antonio ISD. After his two-year teaching commitment, he moved to New York City to join the Teach For America national communications team. For four years, Kirk developed and launched innovative ways for the organization to share news, celebrate accomplishments, and disseminate important information through live and produced video.
Kirk eventually made a move back to San Antonio to reconnect with a community that he loves and joined the marketing and communications team at KIPP San Antonio Public Schools to help tell the organization’s story across various outlets including social media, earned media, internal communications, email marketing, graphic design, digital advertising, photography, video production, and out-of-home advertising. Prior to joining The Holdsworth Center, Kirk helped to create and launch the new KIPP Texas Public Schools brand as the director of marketing.
Scarbrough holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from West Texas A&M University, where he served as president of the student body, and is a graduate of Holliday ISD, a small rural district outside of Wichita Falls.
In his spare time, Kirk can be found chugging coffee, practicing and teaching yoga, eating tacos, and exploring the ever-changing San Antonio community.