Do you know an outstanding school board member who makes a difference in your school district, community college or education service district?
We hope you nominated him or her for School Board Member of the Year.
The nomination period is closed
Criteria for selection
Must be a current public school district, community college or education service district board member in Oregon who plans to continue service on their board.
Must be a member of the Oregon School Boards Association.
Cannot be currently serving on the OSBA Board of Directors.
After 2018 cannot have previously received the award.
Must show initiative in the following areas:
Advocacy, such as communicating to legislators, media and local communities the importance of public education or engaging with community stakeholders over support for public education.
Leadership, such as promoting high-quality education for students, addressing funding shortages, or creating accountability for student progress.
Support for student achievement, especially addressing the graduation rate, equity or the achievement gap.
Evaluators will consider pertinent supporting evidence submitted, such as awards, media coverage or district data.
Nominations must be submitted by March 15, 2018.
A selection committee of OSBA board members and staff will choose 10 or fewer finalists.
Finalist picked by a committee of three executive directors of state school board associations outside of Oregon (or their designees).
The finalist and the person who nominated him or her will be notified by September 15, 2018.
The Oregon School Board Member of the Year will be recognized in the following ways:
OSBA Annual Convention in November – Saturday lunch awards ceremony.
Name listed on the OSBA website.
Given an honorary keepsake.
Name engraved on a plaque kept at OSBA offices in Salem.