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Congratulations on Making it to the Next Step!


Nominate a Teacher

Know a great teacher? Fill out the nomination form and tell us what makes them exceptional!


Teacher of the Year Applications

We notify qualifying nominees and invite them to apply for Teacher of the Year.


Regional Teachers of the Year Selected

Each of Oregon’s 19 Education Service Districts review applications from their area and choose a winner for their region.


Oregon Teacher of the Year Selected

Finalists are chosen from among the regional winners, and then the designated candidate will be recommended to the Director of the Oregon Department of Education as the next Oregon Teacher of the Year.

2024-25 Teacher of the Year Application

Based on your nomination, you are invited to apply for the honor of 2024-25 Teacher of the Year in your Education Service District; finalists for Oregon Teacher of the Year will then be selected from amongst the regional winners.

We encourage you to watch this short video to learn more about what it means to be named Oregon Teacher of the Year.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please review the following important information before you click the “Start Your Application Now” button at the end.

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If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact Michelle Goodness at Michelle.Goodness@ode.oregon.gov

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