Loma Verde teacher, Tom Martin, above, was Named Marin County Teacher of the Year.
Martin entered his 10th year as a kindergarten teacher at Loma Verde Elementary School. He believes that social emotional wellbeing and community must be in place for each child for optimal learning to occur. He creates classroom environments where students laugh and learn; students feel included and actively participate in learning. He is devoted to the students ensuring that they have a voice and understand that school is a safe place to learn.
Martin left the world of accounting and finance to pursue the role of educator – a decision he broadly smiles upon in reflection. He began his career in education working with kindergarten age students and hasn’t left.
The Teacher of the Year program annually recognizes those teachers that are deemed exemplary, demonstrate leadership, innovation, and contributions to education.