Stephanie King

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Granger High School English teacher and soccer coach Stephanie King was recognized as Regional Teacher of the Year on Wednesday.

King began her teaching career in 2010 at Granger after earning her master’s in education at Grand Canyon University.

She was selected as Regional Teacher of the Year for the school year 2019-20 for her leadership within the high school by Educational Service District 105, a regional support organization for area school districts, according to a news release.

King was the first instructor at the high school to introduce University of Washington College in the High School courses, allowing students to earn college credit while completing graduation requirements. She has since been involved in developing and implementing the Bridge to College program, a statewide effort to equip students with skills for the college classroom.

King has also developed scholarship opportunities for students, sought classroom curriculum that students can relate to and provided teacher development opportunities for her peers at Granger.

As Regional Teacher of the Year, King is among nine educators statewide to be considered for Washington State Teacher of the Year 2020.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been changed to correctly identify Educational Service District 105.

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