Civic Educator of the Year Award

Gail Greaney

2021-22 Civic Educator of the Year 

We are delighted to announce that Gail Greaney, a teacher at Sisters High School in Sisters, OR has been selected as the Oregon Civic Educator of the Year for the 2021-22 school year.

Gail is in her is 16th year teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies at Sisters High School. This year Gail took on the role of All Students Belong Coordinator where her work centers on inclusion and equity for the district. Gail and her husband have lived in Central Oregon since 1995, where they have raised 10 children – all of whom Gail taught in her own class.

Read more about Gail’s work in the classroom in this article from February 2021.


To nominate a Civic Educator of the Year:

  • You must personally know your nominee – direct experience of their professional contributions is recommended
  • You must be able to explain and/or provide evidence of the above qualifications when you complete the nomination form
  • You do not need to inform your nominee you have submitted, but you cannot submit anonymously
  • Nominations are open June 1 – October 15, 2021. Scroll down for nomination form.

The Civic Educator of the Year Honoree:

  • Is a K-12 educator in Oregon
  • Has participated in Classroom Law Project programs for at least 5 years
  • Has participated in training other educators or assisting other educators with resources & regularly shares their expertise to help others in their professional community
  • Actively collaborates with colleagues, students, families, & other stakeholders to create a strong culture of Civic Education & Engagement
  • Has the respect and admiration of students, parents, colleagues, and the community
  • Inspires creativity, critical thinking, active learning, and civic participation
  • Is nominated by a colleague, administrator, community member, or participant of a Classroom Law Project program
  • Is Honored at the annual Oregon Civics Conference in December and at Classroom Law Project’s Legal Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner

Past years’ honorees