Nominate a Regional Teacher of the Year, Dec. 17 The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is pleased to announce the continuation of Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year to honor exemplary educators in every region of the state! • Nominations are open statewide through January 31, 2019. • Teachers will submit their applications by March 29, 2019. • Oregon Education Service Districts will select a winner from their region. • Regional Teachers of the Year will be honored across the state in May 2019! • In September 2019 one of the Regional Teachers of the Year will be named the 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year! Regional Teachers of the Year will receive a cash prize of $500 and will be celebrated across the state. The 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year will receive a $5,000 cash prize (with a matching $5,000 going to their school) and serve as a spokesperson and representative for all Oregon teachers.