MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Medford School District teacher has been named 2017 Teacher of the Year.
The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2dhjXPM ) that Gloria Pereyra-Robertson of Howard Elementary School was honored Wednesday as the winner of the prestigious award, which comes with a $5,000 prize both for Pereyra-Robertson and for the school.
Oregon Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor made a surprise appearance at Howard’s first assembly to announce the prize.
Pereyra-Robertson beat out 250 nominees for the award and is the first Jackson County teacher to receive it since 1988.
Pereyra-Robertson has been a teacher for about 21 years, first in San Diego and she has spent 14 years teaching kindergarten at Howard Elementary.