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.
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.
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.
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.
4 All items must be reviewed and checked before proceeding.
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.