The nomination deadline has passed.
Finalists announced May 8, 2017.
The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education honors and celebrates effective and innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents, and their peers. Anyone — including teachers themselves — can nominate a teacher. The OnPoint Prize is awarded at the end of each school year to the teachers who best meet these criteria:
The nomination period has passed. Check back on May 8 to learn more about our 2017 Educator of the Year Finalists.
On May 25, we will announce the Educator of the Year winners in our 2017 OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education award program. Two teachers will be named Educator of the Year - the first representing grades K-8 and the second representing grades 9-12. See Official Contest Rules for complete prize details.
Any full-time or job-share classroom teacher, counselor, or librarian of grades K-8 or 9-12 who is employed by a public, private or charter school in the counties of 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.