Victoria Groves Scott has been working in the field of special education for over twenty years. She is currently the director of assessment for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and professor of special education. Prior to her appointment at SIUE in 2001, Scott was chair of the Department of Special Education at the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas. Although she is a professor by trade, she remains a teacher by heart. Scott received the Teaching Excellence Award from SIUE in 2006 and the 2006 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. She was chosen by her peers as the Kansas Council for Exceptional Children Outstanding Special Education Teacher of the Year for 1998, and was also awarded the Council for Exceptional Children Federation Award in 1999. She has conducted research in the areas of phonemic awareness, reading instruction, assistive technology, and assessment. Scott has published two additional peer-reviewed textbooks: Practical Cases in Special Education for all Educators (Houghton Mifflin) and Cases in Special Education Assessment (Allyn and Bacon). She received her doctorate in special education from the University of Kansas in 1995.