Nominations accepted until April 9, 2018
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:
On May 22, we will announce the Educator of the Year winners in our 2018 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.
All prizes are awarded by the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee. This Committee is composed of representatives from OnPoint who are interested in, experienced with, or involved in education.
Each teacher is judged via the following criteria:
You can nominate your favorite teacher by completing the online application. You'll have the opprortunity to provide us with information about you, your nominee and their accomplishments. Portfolio pieces including letters of recommendation, videos of classroom work, student notes, and project or assignment samples can be uploaded via the online application.
Nominations must be submitted by 5:30 pm on April 9, 2018.
For more important dates, please see the OnPoint Prize Timeline.