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Educator of the Year

Nominations accepted
until April 14, 2020

About the OnPoint Prize Educator of the Year Award

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, peers and their community.


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

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?

Please follow the steps below to begin the Educator of the Year nomination process.

  • 1

    Review the nomination guidelines

    Make sure you understand the nomination guidelines and contest rules before you submit your nomination. Online submissions are strongly encouraged.

  • 2

    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.

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Submit your nomination

All items must be reviewed and checked before proceeding.
I have reviewed the nomination guidelines.
I have completed the nomination checklist.
Submit

Tutorial Video

For more details on how to submit your nomination, take a look at this short video. You’ll find helpful tips while walking you through each step of the Educator of the Year nomination process.

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Learn more about our 2019 honorees.

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