A3 educator honored with award, dance party

SPRINGFIELD – Teachers are integral parts of society, and unfortunately, it’s usually a thankless job. Last week however, one Springfield teacher, Scott Crowell, was recognized after winning the Regional Teacher of the Year Award. 

Each year the Oregon Department of Education partners with the Oregon Lottery to recognize the work of one outstanding local teacher from each county. In addition to the title, winners are awarded a check for $1,000. 

PHOTOS BY LILLIAN STAFFORD / THE CHRONICLERegional Teacher of the Year, Scott Crowell, enjoys a celebratory dance party in his honor in . . .