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ODE recently announced an expansion to the Oregon Teacher of the Year program. Now, Oregon will honor 19 regional teachers of the year from each of the state's Education Service Districts

The 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year will be chosen from this group of 19 exemplary educators. Each regional honoree will also receive a cash prize of $500. 

This change allows for our state to celebrate many more wonderful educators each year. 

Nominations for the regional winners and the 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year award are open through Jan. 31, 2018. Nominated teachers will submit their applications by March 30, 2018. Regional teachers of the year will be honored in May 2018, with the 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year announced in September 2018. 

Congratulations to Matt Bacon-Brenes, who was recently named the 2017-18 Oregon Teacher of the Year! Read more about Matt in our Fall 2017 issue of Today's OEA here