Creativity and Enthusiasm
Teachers who inspire creativity and enthusiasm in the classroom.
Educators who demonstrate exemplary teaching methods and style.
Individuals who have significant impact on students, parents, peers and their community.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Educators who demonstrate diversity, equity and inclusion inside their classroom and school.
Who Is Eligible?
Any full-time or job-share classroom teacher, counselor, or librarian of grades K-12 who is employed by an accredited public, private or charter school in the counties OnPoint serves (Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill counties in Oregon, and Clark and Skamania counties in Washington) is eligible for the award.
Educator of the Year - Grades K-5
One teacher representing grades K-5 will have their mortgage or rent paid for one year and receive a $2,500 donation to their school for resources and supplies.
Educator of the Year Grades 6-8 (New!)
One teacher representing grades 6-8 will have their mortgage or rent paid for one year and receive a $2,500 donation to their school for resources and supplies.
Educator of the Year Grades 9-12
One teacher representing grades 9-12 will have their mortgage or rent paid for one year and receive a $2,500 donation to their school for resources and supplies.
Three Finalists – One each from grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12
Finalists will each win a $5,000 cash award, plus an additional $1,500 to their schools for resources and supplies.
Complete the nomination checklist
The Educator of the Year nomination consists of four parts. Complete all items in the nomination checklist before submission. Partial or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
Prepare nomination, forms and attachments
Our nomination process can be completed electronically or in print. Please note the attachments that are required to send after submitting the nomination form.