July 12, 2019

Oregon’s 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year

Dave Case MAT ’94 is a social studies teacher at Hood River Valley High School who was recently awarded the 2020 Regional Teacher of the year.
  • Dave Case MAT '94

Dave Case MAT ’94, a social studies teacher at Hood River Valley High School, was awarded the 2020 Regional Teacher of the year. The Teacher of the Year Program started in 1955 to acknowledge exemplary public school educators–Oregon teachers who inspire learners and have a beneficial effect on the communities they reside in.

“Students need to feel safe to strive,” Case said. “We must provide an environment in which students can challenge themselves with rigorous coursework without fear.”

The Oregon Teacher of the Year is representative of the profession, and this teacher leader has the tools to engage and inspire other teachers, community leaders, and students. According to The Oregon Teacher of the Year Program, “Publicly recognizing outstanding teachers encourages students to think about teaching as a career, and provides the community a sense of pride and investment in their teachers who are making a positive impact on student’s lives every day.” The Oregon Department of Education is partnered with the Oregon Lottery to present Oregon’s 2020’s Regional Teachers of the Year. Candidates for Oregon Teacher of the Year are exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled licensed public school educators in grades PreK-12. 

More information about Oregon’s Teacher of the Year is available here.