Scott Green


Elizabeth Saiz

Scott Green teaches U.S. History and Economics. Before joining the staff of Santa Fe High in 2019, he taught sixth grade language arts and history at Aspen Community School. He previously taught for three years in Tucson at an alternative high school and at a Montessori school.

Mr. Green became interested in history while traveling. “I’ve always loved visiting historic sites and reading about people in history, and events in history,” he said.

One of his daughters is at SFHS, and the other is at Gonzales Community School.

Originally from Maryland, Mr. Green moved to New Mexico in 1998 because he and his wife had family here. He said he enjoys the beautiful landscapes and the mountains here but does miss the beaches and the ocean (and the steamed crabs).  

Mr. Green earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Towson University, in Maryland, and his master’s in public history at New Mexico State University.

This is how he first became interested in classroom teaching: “When I was in grad school, I did some living history programs,” he shared. “We did these programs with students from local schools, and I saw how cool it was watching them learn and get interested in history and culture.” 

Mr. Green had also been studying environmental history and historic preservation, and he utilized all of that knowledge in the classroom.

Mr. Green enjoys getting to know students as well as helping them learn about the past and how the past influences the present. “Just how important it is to know your own background and different things we see happening every day — those things matter,” he said.

In his free time, Mr. Green enjoys spending time with his daughters, doing living history, and exploring the outdoors.