Honoring Educators in Our Community
As a community credit union founded by schoolteachers, the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education is about recognizing schoolteachers for the work that they do, particularly in a year where teachers faced historic challenges. Paying a teacher’s rent or mortgage for a full year is just one way we recognize the efforts of outstanding educators in our community.
Sato Elementary School, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR
Lake Oswego Junior High School, Lake Oswego School District, Lake Oswego, OR
6-8th grade science
Franklin High School, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR
9-10th grade English
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.