Nosen in the Running for Educator of the Year

Nosen in the Running for Educator of the Year

Baker Prairie Middle School Teacher James Nosen just announced he's retiring, but he may be going out on top! He's a FINALIST in OnPoint Community Credit Union's Educator of the Year Awards. If Jim is named the K-8 Educator of the Year, OnPoint will pay his mortgage for a year and award BPMS $2,500 for resources and supplies.

Since 2010, the contest has honored local educators making an impact on colleagues, students and their families. Participation in this year's campaign was the highest in several years and the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee was stirred by the incredibly impressive nominations submitted for consideration. From the nominations, the following finalists were chosen:

2017 finalists: (in alphabetical order by category)

K-8 Finalist – James Nosen – Art

Baker Prairie Middle School | Canby School District | Canby, Oregon

K-8 Finalist – Amy Pederson – Kindergarten

Mt. Scott Elementary School | North Clackamas School District | Happy Valley, Oregon

9-12 Finalist – Ines Kuna – 9-12th grade/English

Vancouver iTech Prepatory | Vancouver Public Schools | Vancouver, Washington

9-12 Finalist – David Valenzuela – 9-12th grade/Biology

Madison High School | Portland Public Schools | Portland, Oregon

On Thursday, May 25, OnPoint will announce one K-8 teacher and one 9-12 teacher as Educators of the Year, paying their mortgages for one school year and donating $2,500 to their schools. In addition, one K-8 teacher and one 9-12 teacher will be Finalists and will each receive $2,500 for themselves and $1,000 for their schools for resources and supplies. Please tune in to the Live! @ 7 broadcast on KGW 8 for the special presentation.