Victoria Scott-Haynes

Partner, Community Relations & Administration
(720) 602-8377
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Victoria came to RootED from Denver Public Schools, where she most recently worked as executive assistant to the Chief of Staff. She was born and raised in Denver, and attended East High School and the University of Colorado, Boulder. What she likes most about working at RootED is that it aligns with her passion: giving back to other non-profits that work in the communities to raise awareness about education.

Victoria is a veteran community leader and political strategist who has played pivotal roles on many successful campaigns, including those of Mayor Michael Hancock, DPS Board President Nate Easley, Governor Bill Ritter, President Barack Obama and – as a young girl – Lt. Governor George Brown, who became the first African-American elected to a statewide office in 1975.

She has earned numerous awards for her efforts, including the Tribute to Black Youth Award for Outstanding Community Service and a Women Making History award from the Colorado Black Women for Political Action. Victoria’s favorite quote comes from her inspirational mother, Joan Canada Scott, who often said, “Your strength is if you can get up every morning and your feet hit that ground.”