PORTLAND, Ore. - Five exceptional high school teachers from Portland, Rockaway Beach, Lake Oswego, Gold Beach and Vancouver, Wash. are this year's recipients of the Outstanding High School Educator Award.
The awards are sponsored by Oregon State University's College of Business and the Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers.
Honorees will be recognized at Oregon State University's 2011 College of Business Alumni & Business Partner Awards dinner on Tuesday, May 3, in Portland. Each will receive a $500 award to use in advancing educational programs at their school.
The annual awards recognize high school educators whose efforts have improved student achievement, used innovative and exemplary instructional strategies and enhanced student learning. Winners were selected based on their philosophy in teaching and how their efforts improved education in innovative ways.
Nominations were submitted from throughout Oregon and southwest Washington and were made by students, fellow teachers and administrators.
"We believe that education, especially at the high school level, provides the building blocks of leadership and evaluation, as well as the inspiration for future achievement," said Steve Clark, president of the Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers.
The following teachers will receive this year's Outstanding High School Educator Awards:
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Jenn Casey, 541-737-0695