Stanfield Educator Named IMESD’s 2023 Regional Teacher of the Year

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From left: Stanfield Secondary School Principal Blaine Braithwaite, District Dean of Students Lorena Woods, Travis Reeser, and Stanfield School Superintendent Beth Burton celebrate Reeser’s selection as InterMountain ESD’s 2023 Regional Teacher of the Year. (Contributed photo)

A Stanfield educator is one of 16 teachers who have been selected from across the state of Oregon as 2023 Regional Teachers of the Year.

Stanfield School District’s physical education teacher, Travis Reeser, has been named InterMountain ESD’s 2023 Regional Teacher of the Year. Reeser teaches P.E. at Stanfield Secondary School. He wins a $1,000 cash prize and is in the running for Oregon’s 2023 Teacher of the Year – to be announced in a few weeks.

“Travis is relentless in his pursuit to become the most effective instructor he can be so that students can experience growth to their full potential,” said Beth Burton, superintendent of Stanfield School District. “He is a phenomenal teacher and coach with an ability to establish strong connections with students that build them up so they can be successful. He is so deserving of this honor, and we are incredibly proud that he is part of Stanfield School District and the community.”

Reeser was surprised at a district assembly at Stanfield Secondary School on Thursday afternoon. Burton and Principal Blaine Braithwaite, along with a representative from IMESD, presented Reeser with an oversized check, balloons and gifts amid applause and cheering from all Stanfield students and staff.

Reeser has been a teacher for 24 years, and in his present position for seven years. Regional Teachers of the Year are nominated by students, colleagues, administrators, friends or family members to apply for the award, and are selected by a diverse panel of regional representatives.