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In Memoriam


We at the Center for Supportive Schools mourn the loss of our beloved friend and colleague, Scott Albert, who peacefully passed away the morning of October 5th after a long illness. Scott, our Senior Global Trainer, joined CSS in 2004 after previous roles at the Waldorf School of Princeton and The Lawrenceville School where he served as a Peer Group Connection (PGC) advisor. He has spent his professional career supporting schools in becoming the safe and supportive places they are intended to be. Within CSS, Scott was known as a mentor to many and a friend to all. His incredible storytelling ability, authenticity, and generosity will be greatly missed. He is survived by his daughter, Victoria Garcia Albert and her husband, Rob, his parents, two sisters, and countless other family members, friends, educators, and colleagues who have been touched by Scott and are now committed to carrying on his legacy of kindness. Rest well, friend.

Scott valued words and used them to motivate and inspire. He frequently concluded his emails with inspirational quotes; we would like to share one of his favorites:

“Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give.” - African Proverb

A Message from Our CEO


The Center for Supportive Schools (CSS) helps schools become places where students want to be. We advance the efforts of schools across the country to develop all students into leaders who help make their schools safer and more supportive, engaging, and inspiring.

Since 1979, CSS has helped schools reimagine and repurpose existing resources into powerful forces to combat disengagement and poor student outcomes. The cornerstone of our work is helping schools leverage students’ leadership potential so that rather than simply receiving educational services, students team up with faculty and staff to create vibrant learning environments. Tactically, this means we help schools put in place peer leadership, peer mentoring, and peer education programs.

Our work directly addresses disengagement from school, a root cause of students dropping out of school and other high-risk behaviors for students in urban, suburban, rural, economically disadvantaged, middle income, or affluent communities. Our solutions enable and inspire students to become more engaged learners; develop positive social, emotional, and health behaviors; navigate pivotal transitions; and address the overwhelming stresses of youth.

Thank you for your interest in CSS. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

- Daniel F. Oscar, CEO


CSS helps schools become places where students want to be.

We help leverage the resources in schools to create more caring and vibrant learning communities.

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