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Congratulations, Joyce J. Osternig!

Previous Winners

1974

Mike Ford

Waluga Junior High School

Lake Oswego

Clackamas

Mike Ford

  • School: Waluga Junior High School
1973

John Arthur Ensworth

Kenwood Elementary School

Bend

High Desert

John Arthur Ensworth

  • School: Kenwood Elementary School
1972

Verne Martin

Twality Junior High School

Tigard

Clackamas

Verne Martin

  • School: Twality Junior 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 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.

Deadline to Nominate is

February 28, 2023

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