Oregon Teacher of the Year

The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, has launched the 2023 Oregon Teacher of the Year program and 2022 Education Support Professional of the Year to honor exemplary educators in Oregon.

Oregon Teacher of the Year

Nominations are open statewide through January 31, 2022, on the Oregon Teacher of the Year website. All nominated teachers will be invited to apply in February and be eligible for selection as a Regional Teacher of the Year. All Regional Teachers of the Year receive a cash prize of $500 and will be celebrated across the state in May. They are also in the running for the honor of 2023 Oregon Teacher of the Year.

Oregon Education Support Professional

The Oregon Education Support Professional will receive a gift award of $5,000. They will also receive a plaque and banner to commemorate this significant achievement. Go to the Oregon ESP of the Year webpage to learn more about ESP nominations.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Oregon Teacher of the Year program coordinator Jenni Knaus at 503-947-5860.