NCESD assists the school districts of Gilliam, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties and the State of Oregon in achieving Oregon's education goals by providing equitable educational opportunities for our public and home school students. Our goal and responsibility is to help each student develop an enthusiasm for learning, a respect for self and others, and the skills to become a creative independent thinker and problem solver.
NCESD regional services are primarily in areas that the school districts alone would not be able to adequately and equitably provide. These services are basically offered within four large categories: Special Needs Children, School Improvement, Technology, and Administrative services.
NCESD is dedicated to providing leadership in helping to achieve Oregon's education goals and working in partnership with our schools and our community to enhance the healthy development of children and families for today and tomorrow.
We hope you find this site your primary source for timely information and main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community.
Nominate an outstanding teacher today for 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year!
Regional winners will receive a $500 award in May 2020 and move a step closer to being named 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year!
About Teacher of the Year
The Teacher of the Year program was created to recognize exemplary public school educators — Oregon teachers who inspire students and make a positive impact in the communities in which they live. The award celebrates knowledge, dedication, innovation and leadership. For 2020, exceptional teachers will be honored in up to 19 regions across the state, with Oregon’s Teacher of the Year selected from among our regional finalists.
How Nominations Work
1. Nominate a Teacher
Know a great teacher? Fill out the nomination form and tell us what makes them exceptional!
2. Teacher Applications
We notify qualifying nominees and invite them to apply for Teacher of the Year.
3. Regional Winner Selected
Each of Oregon’s 19 Education Service Districts review applications from their area and choose a winner for their region.
4. Statewide Winner Selected
Regional applications will be reviewed by a diverse panel of education advocates and finalists will be interviewed by department staff and recommended to the director for selection.
Visit the Oregon Teacher of the Year website.