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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 Applications

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


Regional Winner Selected

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


Statewide Winner Selected

Regional applications will be reviewed by a diverse panel of education advocates and finalists will be interviewed by department staff and recommended to the Director for selection.

2024 Regional Teacher of the Year/Oregon Teacher of the Year Application

Congratulations on your nomination! We look forward to receiving your application. Please review these instructions below before you click the “get started” button below.

Application Checklist:

Additional Resources:

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

Thank you!

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