Education Service District Announces 2018 Crystal Apple Winners


The InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards.

A total of 44 individuals were honored in the past week from the IMESD’s component school districts in eastern Oregon. The 2018 events mark the 19th annual Crystal Apple Awards for Umatilla and Morrow counties and the 7th annual for Union County.


Union County winners were honored on May 7 at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Morrow and Umatilla county winners were celebrated on May 14 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pendleton.

Each year, the IMESD partners with its school districts to recognize outstanding administrators, teachers, educational assistants and office and building staff for their dedication and commitment to students and for their willingness to go above and beyond their regular duties. Nominations are submitted over a two-month period by administrators, coworkers, parents, students and community members. Winners are selected from these nominations by school district administration.

“We congratulate each of this year’s Crystal Apple winners and are honored to celebrate these wonderful educators who are making a difference every day for students,” said Michele Madril, IMESD director of communication and print solutions.

The IMESD would like to thank the 2018 Crystal Apple Award sponsors: Mid Columbia Bus Company, Bank of Eastern Oregon, CHI St. Anthony Hospital, Elkhorn Media Group, First Community Credit Union, Red Lion Hotel Pendleton, Rotary Club of Pendleton and Wheatland Insurance.