- Associated Press - Thursday, September 29, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Medford School District teacher has been named 2017 Teacher of the Year.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://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.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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