Congratulations to Stephanie Martin on winning Poway Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year Award. A transitional kindergarten teacher at Willow Grove Elementary School, Stephanie has advocated for programs for transitional kindergarten. She cited that she balances the importance of academic needs with the social-emotional needs of her students. She maintains a close connection with her students to keep them from going undetected in the classroom, as she experienced when she was young.