“Scott comes to work every day with an unmatched positive energy,” said Kris Hackbusch, principal of Reno High School. “He has helped to develop a culture of pride in the JROTC program that is felt by all students and faculty of Reno High School.”
“I’m passionate about teaching,” said Maryott. “When you work with fantastic people and great kids, I think the results take care of themselves.”
Administrators at Reno High School nominated Maryott for the award, citing his ability to create a sense of community and commitment for students, his dedication to his cadets, and his positive work ethic. His cadets have performed more than 10,000 hours of community service and are constantly recognized for their academic achievements and positive behavior. During Maryott’s tenure at Reno High School, the JROTC program has grown to 190 cadets, or 12 percent of the school’s population.
Maryott also mentors freshmen at Reno High School, focusing on teaching life skills for success in high school. He coaches the competitive rifle team and conducts fundraising events and trips to the state legislature for his students.
Before coming to Reno High School, Maryott taught history at West Point, where he was awarded a “Teacher of Excellence” award. After 9/11, he served in Afghanistan and was later assigned to serve as an exchange officer with the British Army. He has also taught military science at UNR, where he earned a master’s degree in education.
“Scott Maryott is an unselfish individual who possesses the unique ability to motivate students to perform above their skill level,” said LTC Norbert Czech, director of WCSD JROTC programs. “He is deeply involved in numerous extracurricular activities at Reno High School and is truly dedicated to helping each and every student succeed. Scott is a charismatic teacher who always goes the extra distance for his school, students, and the community.”
“I love teaching at Reno High School and working for the school district,” Maryott said. “For me, it’s not work, it’s a labor of love.”