Oregon Department of Education
Working Gears

2010-11 Oregon Teacher of the Year

Colleen Works, a social sciences teacher at Corvallis High School was the 2010-11 Oregon Teacher of the Year.

Works stated : “That my teaching extends out of the classroom into students’ lives and the world after they’ve left my classroom is my proudest achievement. It shows me that my students practice civic engagement; that they learned to be learners; that they are excited about increasing their knowledge and ability and making their mark on the world; that they feel empowered to make their dreams happen; that they believe the world is an interesting and inviting place where they can have impact.”

Teacher of the Year in the News

Oregonian Article: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/10/incredible_and_engaging_corval.html

Corvallis Gazette-Times Article:http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_b25bd074-e0cc-11df-9e43-001cc4c002e0.html

Colleen Works OSBA Speech

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Photo Captions
Left: Colleen Works with Senator Jeff Merkley
Right: Colleen Works and her daughter, Micaela with Senator Ron Wyden in Washington D.C.