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Tanya MacMartin

Alliant Faculty Member

Dr. Tanya MacMartin has been a middle school science teacher for Poway Unified in San Diego County since January 2000, and has led her district in both in-person and virtual learning for nearly 20 years.  She specializes in STEM education for students of all ages, and has developed and implemented hands-on science instruction and experiences for all students with all abilities.  As a Response to Intervention specialist, she strives to support teachers with best practices for inclusive environments. She has served on several leadership panels and is passionate about making STEM curriculum accessible to the diverse population of students in all grades.  

Dr. Mac‚is inspired when we allow students to choose their own passions and paths to learning, and helps teachers design curriculum that harnesses students‚Äô strengths and interests. 

Professional Interests

Project-based learning and its impact on collegiate preparedness, creating an engaging and impactful STEM curriculum, effective online instructional practices, and best practices for inclusive education.

Education and Certifications

Ed.D., Brandman University
M.Ed., Cross-Cultural Education
Multiple Subject Credential
Science Supplemental
B.S., Biology (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

North Grumman Teachers Academy Fellow, 2018-2019
Poway Unified District Teacher of the Year, 2004-2005
San Diego County Teacher of the Year, Finalist 2004-2005

Clinical Practice courses I- IV
EDU 62050: Content Knowledge
Instructional Practice IV: Differentiated Learning