Travis Reeser holds his award check

September 15, 2022

With passion, commitment and innovation at the heart of their work even through extraordinary circumstances, 16 teachers 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 just a few short weeks.

Beth Burton, Superintendent of Stanfield School District said, “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. 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 an All-District Assembly at Stanfield Secondary School on the afternoon of September 15th. Superintendent Beth 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. Later this fall, one of the Regional Teachers of the Year will be named the 2023 Oregon Teacher of the Year.

Please visit for more information or to nominate a deserving teacher for 2024.

Photo Caption:  From left, Blaine Braithwaite (Principal, Stanfield Secondary School), Lorena Woods (District Dean of Students), Travis Reeser, Beth Burton (Superintendent of Stanfield SD).