Nominations accepted until April 8, 2019
The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education celebrates innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents, and their peers. Anyone — including teachers themselves — can nominate a teacher. Educator of the Year is awarded to the teachers who best meet these criteria:
In late May, we will announce the Educator of the Year winners in our 2019 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 campaign details.
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 (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. Please see the Official Contest Rules for additional details and qualifications for participation.
All prizes are awarded by the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee. The committee is composed of representatives from OnPoint who are interested in, experienced with, or involved in education.
Nominations are evaluated on the following criteria:
You can nominate your favorite teacher by completing the online nomination form and the supplemental materials. In order to consider your nomination complete, you will be asked to provide us with information about your nominee and their accomplishments. After completing the online form, you will receive instructions for submitting your responses to the letters of recommendation, statement of educational philosophy and a portfolio with work samples via a secure upload. Questions about the nomination process? Feel free to contact us.
Nominations must be submitted by 5:30 pm on April 8, 2019.
For important campaign dates, please see the OnPoint Prize Timeline.
We can't wait to hear from you! Nominations accepted now through April 8.
The OnPoint Prize Selection Committee will announce finalists on May 7.