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Congratulations, Chester K. Bowser!

Previous Winners

1978

Joy Jeannine Linder

Tualatin School

Tualatin

NW Regional

Joy Jeannine Linder

  • School: Tualatin School
1977

Nola W. Coval

Brown Junior High School

Hillsboro

NW Regional

Nola W. Coval

  • School: Brown Junior High School
1976

Douglas D. Anderson

McMinnville High School

McMinnville

NW Regional

Douglas D. Anderson

  • School: McMinnville High School

How Nominations Work

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Nominate a Teacher

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

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Teacher of the Year Applications

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

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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.

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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.

Nominations for 2024-25 have closed! Check back in the fall when we announce the Regional Teachers of the Year!