Bethel School District Celebrates Oregon's 2021 Teacher Of The Year
Irving Elementary School in North Eugene is home to Oregon’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Second grade teacher Nicole Butler-Hooten was bestowed the honor by Gov. Kate Brown during a Zoom staff meeting on Tuesday.
Butler-Hooten has been at Irving Elementary for 14 years. In a release announcing the award, Gov. Brown said “every day, Nicole demonstrates how inclusive and cultural competent education has the power to shape our future for generations to come." She added that “her seamless incorporation of equity into the classroom sets an example for us all, as we work to make Oregon a welcoming place that sets every student up for success from cradle to career.”
Butler-Hooten was awarded 2021 Regional Teacher of the Year in May. She’ll receive a $5,000 cash award as 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year and a matching $5,000 is also awarded to Irving Elementary which is in the Bethel School District.
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