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Educator of the Year

Accepting Nominations
February 18, 2020

About the OnPoint Educator of the Year Prize

The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education celebrates innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents and their peers. Anyone—including teachers themselves—can nominate a teacher. Educator of the Year is awarded to the teachers who best meet these criteria:

Creativity and Enthusiasm

Teachers who inspire creativity and enthusiasm in the classroom.

Teaching Methods

Educators who demonstrate exemplary teaching methods and style.

Community Impact

Individuals who have significant impact on students, parents and peers


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, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill counties in Oregon, and Clark and Skamania counties in Washington) is eligible for the award.

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Who Is Awarded What Amount?

OnPoint Community Credit Union has always understood that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. Through the OnPoint Educator of the Year Prize, we award:

Educator of the Year - Grades K-8

One teacher representing grades K-8 will have their mortgage 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 paid for one year and receive a $2,500 donation to their school for resources and supplies.

Two Finalists - One each from grades K-8 & 9-12

Finalists will each win a $5,000 cash award, plus an additional $1,500 to their schools for resources and supplies.

Circle of Excellence

Six educators will each win a $1,500 cash award, plus an additional $1000 to their schools for resources and supplies.

How can I nominate a teacher?

Nominations for the 2020 Educator of the Year will be accepted starting on February 18, 2020. Please check back then for more information about how to nominate a teacher for the Educator of the Year award. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Learn more about all our 2019 honorees.

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