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:
We're pleased to present our winners for the 2017 Educator of the Year award.
On May 25, we announced the Educator of the Year winners in our 2017 OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education award program. Two teachers were 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.
In 2017 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.