21 May The Cottonwood School Salutes Scott Kerman
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Date of Article: 05/20/2020
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Cottonwood School Board member Scott Kerman has been making the news frequently for his work as executive director of Blanchet House.
The nonprofit social services organization has been providing meals, water and lemonade, and clothes to the houseless population of Portland as well as families and individuals impacted economically by the pandemic.
Scott has called the current situation a humanitarian crisis. He has been interviewed by the media, including KATU, KPTV, The Oregonian, and Willamette Week to get the word out about Blanchet House’s work and current needs.
Here is some of the most recent coverage about Blanchet House and Scott’s work.
Scott was elected to the Cottonwood School Board in December 2019 and has brought his educational leadership experience to our school. Prior to joining Blanchet House, he served as head of school for The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences and assistant head of school and then interim head of school at Northwest Academy.
“We are so lucky to have Scott on the board,” said Laura Stanfill, a board member. “His leadership skills, experience in strategic planning, and his ability to remain calm during a crisis are qualities that we’ve come to expect and appreciate from Scott.”
If you are in a position to help, Blanchet House needs volunteers, funds, warm adult-sized clothes, and more. Here is the latest information and wish list: https://blanchethouse.org/covid-19-coronavirus-updates-blanchet-house/
Do you know of a member of the Cottonwood community whose work during the pandemic has helped make our city better? Let us know! Email laurastanfill [at] thecottonwoodschool.org.