Nabisco Honors 100 Extraordinary Women

A number of news articles were written about this award.

Read The Sellwood Bee‘s original text below:


More honors for “Shadow Project” creator

By Eric Norberg

The Bee, Aug 6, 2008, Updated Oct 30, 2009

Christy Scattarella of Eastmoreland, founder and president of “The Shadow Project”, was selected in July as a winner in Nabisco’s “Celebrating 100 Extraordinary Women” contest.

Scattarella was chosen from thousands of nominees for her collaborative work with teachers that has helped thousands of special education students succeed in school.

Scattarella, whose son has learning challenges, started “The Shadow Project” in 1997 in two classrooms of Duniway Elementary School in Eastmoreland, naming the program after her son’s puppy, Shadow.

Driven by a passionate belief that all children can succeed, she has volunteered 10,000 hours to bring about sustained change in vulnerable boys and girls. In classrooms that use “The Shadow Project”, academic achievement, attendance, and confidence has increased.

The program serves 1,100 students in Portland and Yamhill County, and is expanding to Hillsboro in Washington County. Two-thirds of the participants are from homes at or below the poverty level.

As previously reported in THE BEE, in April the Oregon Education Association named Scattarella its 2008 statewide “Education Citizen of the Year” for her impact on education with this project.

In October, Scatarella and the other Nabisco winners will be featured in national Time Inc. magazines — including People, Entertainment weekly, InStyle, Real Simple, Cooking Light, and Health.

For more information on “The Shadow Project”, visit the Internet website: www.shadow-project.org.