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Hollydale teacher selected for GBSD 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award

May 8, 2020

Hollydale Elementary School teacher honored with Gresham-Barlow School District’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Award celebrates teachers who excel in inspiring a love of learning in students 


The Gresham-Barlow School District announced that Hope Newport, first/second grade blend teacher at Hollydale Elementary School, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Newport has served as a classroom teacher since 2011. She has taught first-third grades. Prior to that she served as a special education assistant. Newport earned her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University. She has a bachelor of arts from Eastern Oregon University. She is a certified nearpod trainer and seesaw ambassador and his known for her expertise in instruction that focuses student-centered learning through the use of technology. 

This award was created to honor teachers who are representative of all excellent teachers in Gresham-Barlow School District. 

The most important qualification is that the nominees excel in inspiring a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities.

Watch as Superintendent Perera and her administrative team surprises Hope Newport with the Excellence in Teaching Award!

The criterion are:

  • Have the respect and admiration of their colleagues
  • Be an expert in their field who guides students of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve excellence
  • Collaborate with colleagues, students, and families to create a school culture of respect and success
  • Deliberately connect the classroom and key stakeholders to foster a strong community at large
  • Demonstrate leadership and innovation inside and outside of the classroom that embodies lifelong learning
  • Express themselves in an engaging and articulate and respectful way