School: Del Norte High School
District: Poway Unified School District
County: San Diego County
Region: Southern California
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education
Award Year: 2017
Megan Gross is a special education teacher in the Poway Unified School District and has facilitated inclusive education for students with disabilities at both the elementary and secondary level for more than ten years. Currently she is released from the classroom to support her district’s focus on improving inclusive education for all students, through facilitation of professional learning and instructional coaching.
Megan is a 2017 California Teacher of the Year, and 2017 National Teacher of the Year Finalist. As an educator, she has advocated and supported students’ transitions from segregated Special Day Classes, to an instructional day including general education academic and elective classes.
Megan is the co-author of The Inclusion Toolbox and ParaEducate. She resides in San Diego, California, with her husband and two children