Before retiring, Beaverton Superintendent Don Grotting served with the first Oregon School Board Member of the Year, Anne Bryan. He sees a lot of similarities with this year’s winner, Beaverton School Board member Becky Tymchuk. “They both have a deep, deep desire to do what’s right for kids, first and foremost,” he said. “They bleed Beaverton through and through, but it isn’t just about Beaverton. They are very involved at the state and national level.” Read more ...
Judging is based solely on nomination materials. Note that a higher number of nominations doesn’t increase chance of winning and incomplete nomination forms will not be considered. Supporting evidence is required. Winner is up to selection committee’s discretion. If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email email@example.com.
Must be a current public school district, community college or education service district board member in Oregon who plans to continue board service. Must serve on a member board of the Oregon School Boards Association. Cannot be currently serving on the OSBA Board of Directors. Cannot have previously received the award. Must show initiative in the following areas: advocacy, leadership and student achievement.
A selection committee of OSBA Board members and staff will choose 10 or fewer finalists. Winner picked by a committee of three to five former Oregon school board members and a designee from the Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus. OSBA staff will select those to serve on the committee, whose members cannot cast a vote for a finalist with whom they have served on a school board. The winner will be notified prior to the November OSBA Annual Convention.
Recognized at the OSBA Annual Convention in November ● Announcement sent to media statewide ● Given free registration to OSBA events for one year ● Given an honorary keepsake ● Name listed on the OSBA website ● Name engraved on a plaque kept at OSBA offices in Salem