This week the Escondido Union School District announced that Stephanie Glanz has been named EUSD’s 2017–2018 district-wide elementary school teacher of the year.
The honoree attended EUSD schools as a child and, as a result, has been a member of the EUSD community for virtually her entire life. In fact, she currently serves as a first-grade teacher at Rose Elementary School – EUSD — the very school she attended from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Glanz began her career at EUSD as a speech pathologist. She has since taught kindergarten and first grade at Conway Elementary School, Rock Springs Elementary School – EUSD, Reidy Creek Elementary School, and Rose.
According to a release from the district, “Throughout the course of her esteemed career, Stephanie has positively impacted hundreds of teachers across EUSD and beyond. Her depth of knowledge in learning theory, core content, special education, student engagement, and social and emotional learning are assets to our organization. She is a gifted and humble presenter and has repeatedly embraced any and all opportunities to deliver professional development, mentor other educators, and act as a liaison to the community for over three decades.”
It added, “Furthermore, the degree to which Stephanie is willing to give of herself is virtually unmatched. Literally hundreds of families and individual children have been the recipients of her gifts of food, shelter, transportation, clothing, and other enriching opportunities. Her generous heart simply can’t bear to see any child or family remain in need. There is no limit to the time she will spend to do whatever is necessary to provide her students with the opportunity to feel safe and loved. In fact, over the years, countless numbers of former students and parents have returned to express their gratitude.”