Riverside High School Educator Named ‘Inspirational Teacher’


Morrow County teacher Madison Hynes has been named a 2020 Inspirational Teacher Award winner.

Eastern Oregon University recently announced the recipients of the award. According to EOU, freshmen who maintained dean’s list standing during fall term 2019 recommended a high school teacher who influenced them on the road to higher education and academic excellence.

EOU student Joseph O’Brien recommended Hynes, who teaches agriculture and math at Riverside Jr/Sr High School in Boardman.

EOU, which has a legacy of teacher education, presents the Inspirational Teacher Awards annually in recognition of outstanding high school teachers who encourage and represent the importance of higher education to their students.

Dirk Dirksen, Morrow County School District superintendent, said the district will present a certificate to Hynes at a future date.

“We encourage our teachers to make strong connections with students and help them identify their future paths, so are pleased to celebrate such a positive outcome for a student,” Dirksen said.