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Meet Head of School Scott Kerman

Scott’s background and educational philosophy are strongly aligned with our school’s mission and values.

He joined The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences in January 2018 from Northwest Academy in Portland where he spent seven years as Assistant Head of School, Dean of Curriculum, and as Interim Head of School. He has also taught middle school, high school, and college students beginning with Teach for America in 1992. Scott has been recognized for his expertise in independent school governance after his six years as a Trustee and President of the Board at The International School in Portland. He has practiced law and was most recently the Senior Program Manager at The Classroom Law Project in Portland. 

Scott holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, an M.A. in English from Portland State University, a B.A. in English from Washington State University, and a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University. He has three children: Jared, a junior at The University of Chicago; Ethan, a junior at Jesuit High School; and Chase, a freshman as Jesuit High School. His wife, Jill, is a physician and partner at a local Vancouver medical clinic, Creekside Medical.


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