Lionel Clegg presented with check for winning the Educator of the Year Award, K-5 category.

Educator of the Year

Meet our 2021 winners!

Meet our 2021 Educator of the Year winners!

Our esteemed Educator of the Year winners will each have their rent or mortgage paid for one full year. Additionally, their schools will receive a $2,500 donation for resources and supplies. Finalists will each receive a $5,000 cash award plus an additional $1,500 to their schools for resources and supplies.

Lionel Clegg
K-5 Educator of the Year winner

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Travis Rooke-Ley
6-8 Educator of the Year winner

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Addie Lyden
9-12 Educator of the Year winner

View Addie's bio

Learn more about our 2021 Educator of the Year Winners and Finalists!

Portrait of Lionel Clegg, 2021 Educator of the Year Winner (K-5)

K-5 Winner

Lionel Clegg

Woodlawn Elementary School, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR

1st grade

Portrait of Aarti Kamalahasan, 2021 OnPoint Educator of the Year Finalist (K-5)

K-5 Finalist

Aarti Kamalahasan

Sato Elementary School, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR

Kindergarten

Portrait of Travis Rook-Ley, 2021 OnPoint Educator of the Year Finalist (6-8)

6-8 Winner

Travis Rooke-Ley

Whitford Middle School, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR

8th grade math

Portrait of Beckie Plaza, 2021 OnPoint Educator of the Year Finalist (6-8)

6-8 Finalist

Beckie Plaza

Lake Oswego Junior High School, Lake Oswego School District, Lake Oswego, OR

6-8th grade science

Portrait of Addie Lyden, 2021 Educator of the Year Finalist (9-12)

9-12 Winner

Addie Lyden

Southridge High School, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR

9-12th grade history, law and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

Portrait of Desmond Spann, 2021 Educator of the Year Finalist (9-12)

9-12 Finalist

Desmond Spann

Franklin High School, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR

9-10th grade English

Learn more about the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education.

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