It’s hard to believe that Captain Scott Cason was only born in 1986, he has achieved so much!
In 2013 he worked as Aide de Camp to the Governor of Tasmania, the late Peter Underwood. The appointment involved accompanying the Governor on many official duties and ensuring events run smoothly. The position requires a military background which Scott has, having joined the Army Reserve in 2006, where he rose to the rank of captain.
Before starting at Government House, Scott taught at MacKillop College, Mornington and Guilford Young (GYC) in Glenorchy. He has a degree in Law and Business as well as his teaching qualifications.
Scott was born in South Africa and moved to Australia with his family in 1996. When they lived at Port Pirie, the family chose St Mark’s Catholic School and were so impressed with Catholic Education that they sent Scott to Sacred Heart College, New Town, when they moved to Tasmania. At Sacred Heart, Scott developed a particularly good relationship with his Grade 10 Coordinator, Sue Howard, which proved a great help in his future career. He spent 2003 -2004 as a student at GYC.
Scott was influenced by his father’s time in the South African Navy and decided to join the Defence Force as a reservist while at university. After graduating he worked in the public service for a while, then enrolled in a Graduate Diploma of Teaching at Charles Darwin University. When he needed a placement for his practicum, he turned to MacKillop College where his teacher and mentor Sue Howard was now working. The journey for Scott has had many chapters, but each has been a successful one.
Since leaving Government House, Scott has resumed teaching and was recently spotted at MacKillop Catholic College. Scott considers his Catholic Education to be part of the foundation of what he is now and is grateful for the values that were passed on to him.