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Congratulations, Edward Lee McKinney!

Previous Winners

1988

Vincent A. Wixon

Crater High School

Central Point

Southern Oregon

Vincent A. Wixon

  • School: Crater High School
1987

Dorothy Sawyer

Gladstone High School

Gladstone

Clackamas

Dorothy Sawyer

  • School: Gladstone High School
1986

James R. Erickson

Redmond Senior High

Redmond

High Desert

James R. Erickson

  • School: Redmond Senior High

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 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!