Del Norte’s special needs teacher, Megan Gross, has been selected by the Council of Chief State School Officers as a National Teacher of the Year Finalist.
As one of four candidates selected, Gross has the potential to become a teacher ambassador and continue advocating for the special needs program.
The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and has created a reputation for itself as one of the most prestigious honors a teacher can receive.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, “Gross has taught special education for nine years and spent the past four years teaching an autism spectrum disorder special day class at Del Norte High School.”
Gross has previously been named District Teacher of the Year in 2015. Additionally, last fall, she was named San Diego County Teacher of the Year and California Teacher of the Year.
After the interviewing process for NTOY has been completed, the committee will announce the recipient of the 2017 National Teacher of the Year award. These results can be expected this spring.