The Oregon Department of Education is taking nominations for the 2018 Oregon Teacher of the Year award. All prekindergarten through grade 12 teachers are eligible, and anyone can put in a vote for a respected and admired educator. The winner and the winner’s school will get $5,000 each, and two runners-up will get $2,000. The winner will have a chance to speak around the state and be eligible for National Teacher of the Year. The deadline for nominations is May 12. Learn more or make a nomination.