OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education

Share your thoughts and comments about the OnPoint Prize, excellence in education, or examples of how you or your favorite teacher has helped make your school stronger.

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"Amy Hudson of Highland Elem. in Gresham, Oregon. She helped my daughter in 1st grade when she was had a hard time. She has continued to be a great support for my daughter."
FROMNichole Gorham

"My librarian Mrs. Kunningham of Quatama Elementary in Hillsboro Oregon she makes me want to learn and want to try to do my best. And me and all my friends know she cares."
FROMTrinity Helton

"My Spanish teacher, Ian Reeves better known as Profe is the best teacher I've ever had. He conducts his class with humor and an enthusiastic attitude."
FROMMax Franz

"My son's first grade teacher is the best teacher I know. She not only loves her job but takes the time to teach compassion & kindness & how to deal with emotions."
FROMMegan Galster

"I think Erin Shaw of Crestline Elementary in Evergreen School district, embodies every quality a great teacher should possess. Passion, drive and investment in her students future."


$40,000 in awards to local teachers
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Help OnPoint Honor Our Community's Best Educators.

The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education will award over $40,000 to local teachers and their schools. Here’s what selected teachers will win:


Mortgage paid for one school year plus $1,000 to their school for resources & supplies


Mortgage paid for one school year plus $1,000 to their school for resources & supplies

TWO FINALISTS - K-8 & 9-12

$500 cash for each finalist plus an additional $500 to their schools for resources & supplies

OnPoint has always understood that strong education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. The OnPoint Prize is our opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers that have made a difference in our lives.

Nominations are being accepted until 5:30 pm on April 6, 2015. For more information, please review the Official Contest Rules.

Watch 2014 OnPoint Prize winners, Elizabeth Lawson and Susan Bartley, accept the Educator of the Year award.