Sutherlin High School teacher named Douglas Regional Teacher of the Year
Written by Patrick Schneider on May 20, 2021
Sutherlin High School’s Wes Crawford was named Douglas Regional Teacher of the Year and is now a Candidate for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year.
Sutherlin High School’s agricultural science teacher, Wes Crawford was named Douglas’ 2022 Regional Teacher of the Year! Crawford wins a $500 cash prize and is in the running for Oregon’s 2022 Teacher of the Year – to be announced this fall.
“As a teacher who has students go down every possible career path, it is on me to make clear that every purposeful path is valued and important.” Crawford is quoted from his application.
Regional Teachers of the Year are nominated by students, colleagues, administrators, friends or family members to apply for the award, and are selected by a diverse panel of regional representatives. Later this fall one of the Regional Teachers of the Year will be named the 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year.
Thanks to the Oregon Department of Education’s partnership with the Oregon Lottery, the 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year receives a $5,000 cash prize (with a matching $5,000 going to their school!) and serves as a spokesperson and representative for all Oregon teachers. Three finalists will receive $2,000 with a matching $2,000 going to their school.