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2016 All-Star Teacher finalist Scott Krijnen

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2016 All-Star Teacher finalist Scott Krijnen

Scott Krijnen
Orchestra
San Jose's Castillero Middle School

Scott Krijnen has taught orchestra at Castillero and Redwood Middle School for the past 11 years. Taking over two programs in 2005 with a total of 80 students, he currently works with over 550 musicians per day through nine classes, six at Castillero and three at Redwood as an after school program.

Over the past decade, Scott has had the good fortune to continue his craft as a cellist, conductor and teacher. He has soloed throughout the Bay Area, most recently with the Winchester Symphony and Silicon Valley Philharmonic. He is the conductor of the Cambrian Symphony and the orchestras at San Jose State University’s “Summer in the City,” and has also been a guest conductor with Saratoga High School and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. But most importantly, he continues his growth in the art of teaching and working with the citizens of tomorrow. Thanks to Dr. Cohen, Dr. Hollinger and many of the staff and faculty of San Jose State, Castillero has become a lab for young music educators to observe and work on their craft.

Mr. Krijnen believes that all students should have free and equal access to educational opportunities and has worked tirelessly with the community to help raise over $100,000 over the past 11 years to provide free instruments to every student who joins the orchestra programat Castillero. Because of such incredible community effort, Scott has been able to lead public school programs in which every student is able to attend every trip, every tour and every festival regardless of income or socioeconomic status. Under his leadership, the orchestras have garnered a widespread reputation for having students who are engaged, grateful and excited to learn. His students take pride in living by their motto, “It’s always your choice…..choose to be great."

Because of this spirit of learning, a vast array of guests visit and participate in the sharing of knowledge. His collaborations with Bay Area professionals, nationally acclaimed artists and institutions of higher learning have brought hundreds of guests into his classroom to observe, participate, lead, share or to perform. Guests include: Cypress String Quartet, Amaranth String Quartet, Sphinx Virtuosi, Philharmonia Baroque, Chamber Music By The Bay with Mr. Shiozaki, Mr. Hsu, Ms. Chang and Ms. Gaynon, Mr. Temkin, Professor DiGiacinto, Dr. Kim, Dr. Lin, Mr. Bensing, Professor McCullough, Ms. Clymer, Mr. Hoffer, Ms. Li, Dr. Laycock, Dr. Smith, Mr. Nakagoshi, Ms. Jan, Mr. Simon, Mr. Boitz, Ms. Makhijani, , Mr. Tagawa and more.

Scott is a Presser Scholar from the University of Idaho and earned his Masters in Cello Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music receiving the Chamber Music Award. He has toured Korea and Taiwan as part of the KAS Piano Trio and has performed and played with dozens of orchestras and chamber ensembles. In 2011, he was awarded Teacher of the Year at Castillero and in 2016, he has been named the Richard L. Levin Orchestra Educator of the year for the state of California.

Every day is a chance to be great and Scott gets to witness that each day with his incredible students, parents, colleagues and community. He is truly grateful for getting to share his love and joy for the arts with his students but more importantly, for helping students realize that they are the reason for their success.

Report: Steph Curry went to Draymond Green's house to get his side of story

Report: Steph Curry went to Draymond Green's house to get his side of story

Programming note: Watch Thursday night's Warriors-Rockets game streaming live at 5pm PT on the MyTeams app.

Steph Curry was not in Los Angeles for the Warriors' game on Monday night. He was not on the floor at the end of regulation when Draymond Green and Kevin Durant said some things to each other that they both probably wish they could take back.

The two-time MVP did not make the trip because he stayed in the Bay Area to get treatment for his strained groin. So on Tuesday, he needed to get to the bottom of what happened in the time just before overtime started vs the Clippers.

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So what did Curry do exactly? Here are the details, from Marcus Thompson of The Athletic:

Durant has said he doesn’t want to lead anybody on. But Green is part of a contingent that believes Durant has a hand in creating the hype about his free agency, a tangential focus that detracts from their mission of winning a third straight title.

Myers and Kerr were made aware of Green’s concerns in their meeting. Green also shared them with Curry, who visited Green’s house before Tuesday’s game to get Green’s side, Curry’s efforts to repair the situation.

If you haven't been following "Warriors Twitter" -- in the last 36 hours there have been plenty of jokes made about how Curry doesn't accompany the team on one road trip and everything starts to fall apart.

Exhibit A:

Curry has missed the last three games and the Warriors have three more games this week -- at Houston Thursday, at Dallas on Saturday and at San Antonio on Sunday.

It should be a very interesting weekend in Texas...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors player: With what Draymond Green said, 'no way' Kevin Durant returns

Warriors player: With what Draymond Green said, 'no way' Kevin Durant returns

Programming note: Watch Thursday night's Warriors-Rockets game streaming live at 5pm PT on the MyTeams app.

Let's just say that things have been better between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. Right now, the relationship is in trouble.

We all know that the two got in a heated confrontation at the end of regulation on Monday night in Los Angeles, and as of late Tuesday night, they hadn't hashed out anything yet.

Durant will become an unresticted free agent in July and nobody has any idea what the two-time Finals MVP is going to do. But according to one anonymous Warriors player, things are not looking good for Golden State.

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“With what was said, there is already no way Durant is coming back,” a member of the team told Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. “The only hope is that they can say this summer, ‘See, KD. We’ve got your back. We protected you from Draymond.’"

Oh. OK.

Perhaps this is why Steph Curry said this prior to Tuesday's game vs the Hawks:

Through 15 games, the Warriors are 12-3 and in first place in the Western Conference. They are good enough to keep winning games as the parties involved try to sort through this serious predicament.

But as Thompson writes: "This isn’t a situation that will just blow over."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller