We're pleased to announce our finalists for the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education. Each of these individuals has demonstrated a passion for their work and the ability to instill that passion in the students they teach. To each and every one of them, we extend our congratulations and sincere thanks.
From this group of finalists, our judging committee will select one Educator of the Year for K-8 grades and one Educator of the Year for 9-12 grades. These two top winners will receive their mortgage paid for one school year, plus $1,000 to their school for resources and supplies. Our two remaining finalists will each receive $500 cash, plus an additional $500 to their schools for resources and supplies.
To see our 2013 winners, tune into KGW Newschannel 8’s Live @ 7 program on May 21 starting at 7:00 pm, or check back at www.onpointprize.com on May 22. In the meantime, thank you to all of you who made nominations, wrote references, and provided feedback. Without your participation, none of this would have been possible. We look forward to hearing from you again next year!
Farmington View Elementary School
“What I most appreciate about Ms. Davies is that after 25 years of teaching, she still shows the passion, dedication, and commitment of a first year teacher. A great example is the way she engages students through technology. Whether she’s using YouTube clips, an Elmo, Promethean Board, her iPad, or the Leapfrog Reading System, she’ll always find a unique and interesting way to engage her students in learning and mastering concepts.”
– Roger Will, Principal
Brookwood Elementary School
“Barb creates a respectful and productive environment where students feel safe and valued. She constantly puts extra time into planning and organizing great lessons that reach all of her students; is always reflective regarding her instruction in an effort to continually improve; and strives for regular, meaningful and impactful collaboration with her peers.”
– Ken McCoy, Principal
Skyview High School
9-12th grades/English and AVID
“Johnson is unique in her ability to make learning English fun and understandable to both the struggling and the gifted learner. Students who love English, are pushed and stretched and learn. Students, who hate English, leave Jenn’s class confident that they have and can continue to learn to be clear and effective communicators.”
– Kym Tyelyn-Carlson, Principal
McMinnville High School
9-12th grades/Social Science
“She has a passion for her subject. She is positive in her interactions with both students and parents. She provides experiences that instill real life understanding. She has the ability to be flexible while still maintaining high expectations and work standards. As a parent, she is the type of teacher I hoped my children would have the experience of being mentored by. ”
– Chris Manning, Parent
Final awards will be announced on May 22.