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Nominate an outstanding teacher

Nominations are open to honor the outstanding contributions of Education Support Professionals in Oregon. Now through Feb. 21, you can submit an application to recognize a special Education Support Professional (ESP).

To be nominated, ESPs must work in an Oregon K-12 public school or school district and meet the definition of an ESP in Oregon.

Nominees should embody the core values of accountability, equity, excellence and integrity.

The 2024 Oregon ESP of the Year will be surprised with a special announcement later in the spring. Thanks to the Oregon Department of Education’s partnership with the Oregon Lottery, the Oregon ESP of the Year will receive an award of $5,000, as well as a plaque and banner to commemorate this significant achievement.

Additional information can be found on the Oregon Education Support Professional of the Year webpage, https://oregonteacheroftheyear.org.

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