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Congratulations, Michael Lampert!

Michael Lampert, a high school Physics teacher at West Salem High School, selected as the 2008-2009 Oregon Teacher of the Year.

Previous Winners

2008

Mike Geisen

Crook County Middle School

Prineville

High Desert

Mike Geisen

  • School: Crook County Middle School
2007

Jackie Cooke

West Gresham Grade School

Gresham

Multnomah

Jackie Cooke

  • School: West Gresham Grade School
2006

Allan Bruner

Colton High School

Colton

Clackamas

Allan Bruner

  • School: Colton High School
  • Grade Level: High 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!