Huling

SPRINGFIELD – A middle school teacher in Springfield is one of 16 educators awarded Regional Teacher of the Year by the Department of Education.

Teachers have overcome challenges requiring transitioning instructional models, developing new ways to create important student connections and learning new teaching platforms. Ricci Huling teaches 6th-8th grade math and arts at Agnes Stewart Middle School, and is the only Lane County educator to have received the award.

“Throughout this year of navigating countless challenges and demands, Oregon educators have consistently come through for Oregon’s students,” said Colt Gill, director of the DoE. 

“Every child in our country deserves the opportunity to experience an education that engages their mind and sparks their curiosity,” Ricci said. 

Each honoree receives $500 from the state Lottery, and is considered for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year, announced this fall.