I have not talked to anyone from Oregon so I am not sure what your state
does. Our state, Oklahoma, has a program that teachers apply to receive a
scholarship to pay for the costs of National Certification. If your state
has a similar program, I would suggest you apply, if not the web site may be
the best place for you.
The executive director of the Oregon Education Association is previously
from Oklahoma, Joanna Waller. And one of my very best friends is your OEA
teacher advocate now, Karen Allen. If you don't know Karen, call her. She
is really a very nice person, and I am sure she will find some more
information about the program, if any, in Oregon.
I will be happy to answer questions. Keep in touch and good luck! Beth