2021 Educator of the Year winners, Addie Lydon, Travis Rooke-Ley, and Lionel Clegg

Educator of the Year

Meet our 2022 finalists!
Winners from each category will be announced May 26.

Meet our 2022 Educator of the Year finalists!

Our esteemed Educator of the Year winners will be announce on May 26 and each will have their rent or mortgage paid for one full year. Additionally, their schools will receive a $2,500 donation for resources and supplies. Runners up will each receive a $5,000 cash award plus an additional $1,500 to their schools for resources and supplies.

Educator of the Year K-5 finalist, Jennifer Krebs

Jennifer Krebs

K-5 Finalist

Marcola Elementary School, Marcola School District 79J, Marcola, OR

Kindergarten

Educator of the Year K-5 finalist, Carissa Shrout

Carissa Shrout

K-5 Finalist

Quatama Elementary School, Hillsboro School District 1J, Hillsboro, OR

K-6th grade music
6th grade band

Educator of the Year 6-8 finalist, Emmanuel Aquino

Emmanuel Aquino

6-8 Finalist

Beaumont Middle School, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR

8th grade English – Spanish immersion

Educator of the Year 6-8 Finalist, Carrie Scaife

Carrie Scaife

6-8 Finalist

Cedar Ridge Middle School, Oregon Trail School District, Sandy, OR

8th grade language arts

Educator of the Year 9-12 Finalist, Jesse Bolt

Jesse Bolt

9-12 Finalist

Washington State School for the Blind, Vancouver, WA

9-12th grade reading intervention, English language development and braille

Educator of the Year 9-12 finalist, Jason Galbraith

Jason Galbraith

9-12 Finalist

Sunset High School, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR

9-12th grade computer science

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 community. Anyone—including teachers themselves—can nominate an educator. Educator of the Year is awarded to the teachers who best meet these criteria:

Creativity and enthusiasm

Educators 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.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Educators who demonstrate diversity, equity and inclusion inside their classroom and school.

2021 K-5 Educator of the Year winner, Lionel Clegg

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-5

One educator 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

One educator 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 educator 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 Runners-up
One each from grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12

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

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 is eligible for the award.
Counties we serve: 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.

Learn more about all our 2021 honorees.

Meet our 2021 winners and finalists

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