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Congratulations, Allan Bruner!

Previous Winners

2005

Steven Wyborney

Nyssa Elementary School

Nyssa

Malheur

Steven Wyborney

  • School: Nyssa Elementary School
  • Grade Level: Elementary
2004

Catherine H. Thurber-Brown

Tigard High School

Tigard

NW Regional

Catherine H. Thurber-Brown

  • School: Tigard High School
  • Grade Level: High School
2003

Carrie Carpenter

Hugh Hartman Middle School

Redmond

High Desert

Carrie Carpenter

  • School: Hugh Hartman Middle School

How Nominations Work

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

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Teacher Applications

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

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Regional Winner Selected

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

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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.

Nominations for 2023 Teacher of the Year have closed. Check back to nominate for 2024!