Educator of the Year Winners

OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education

We're proud to announce the 2023 winners, honoring our community's best educators.

OnPoint Community Credit Union has always understood that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. We are proud to honor our roots and the teachers who continue to support students in and out of the classroom through the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education.

Educator of the Year

This award celebrates innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents and their community.

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Educator of the Year award

Community Builder

This award offers a $2,000 grant to four local schools. An additional school, selected by online community votes, will receive a $5,000 grant.

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Community Builder award

Educator of the Year winners receive their mortgage or rent paid for a full year!

Get details of all OnPoint Prize awards

In 2023, the OnPoint Prize awarded $193,000 to local teachers and schools.

Here’s what the winning educators and schools received:

Educator of the Year Winners
Four educators each had their mortgage or rent paid for one full year and received a $2,500 donation to their school for resources and supplies. One educator from each category below was chosen:

  • Grades K-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Gold Star: A new category that recognizes an educator who is a pre-kindergarten teacher, school counselor, substitute teacher, librarian or school administrator.

Educator of the Year Runners-up
Four educators, one from each of the above categories, received a $5,000 cash award and a $1,500 donation to their schools for resources and supplies.

Community Builder
Four schools received $2,000 for a special project of their choice. A fifth school, selected by community votes, received $5,000 for a special project of their choice.

2023 OnPoint Prize Finalist

OnPoint Prize Timeline

Below are the key Educator of the Year and Community Builder milestones, including when nominations and applications are due, and when we’ll announce the finalists!

  • February 21, 2023
    • Nominations & Applications Open
  • April 11, 2023
    • Community Builder Applications Due
    • Educator of the Year Nominations Due
  • April 25, 2023
    • Community Builder Finalists Announced
  • May 2, 2023
    • National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 10, 2023
    • Educator of the Year Finalists Announced
    • Community Builder Winners Announced
  • May 25, 2023
    • Educator of the Year Winners Announced

Get financial education resources for teachers.

At OnPoint, we understand that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. And we realize there are often challenges with creating lesson plans that engage students through remote learning or in the classroom, while meeting the various requirements.

With this in mind, we’re providing resources specifically for teachers to help teach financial education using helpful classroom activities, online courses, tools and more.

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2021 6-8 Educator of the Year winner, Travis Rooke-Ley

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Get free access to personalized content recommendations, digital courses, videos and more. With Enrich powered by OnPoint, you can help your students reach their financial goals.

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