About the 2021 All-Star Teacher Award




Voting can be done online at through June 18


Winning teacher to receive $20,000 for their school


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 25, 2021 – NBC Sports Bay Area and Provident Credit Union today announced the four finalists for the 2021 All-Star Teacher Award. Since 2007, the All-Star Teacher Award has recognized middle and high school teachers in Northern and Central California for their extraordinary dedication to their students in school and in the community. This is the tenth year NBC Sports Bay Area has teamed up with Provident Credit Union to award the winning teacher’s school $20,000, up from $10,000 in past years.

This year’s four finalists are:

  • Danielle Anderson – Francisco Middle School (San Francisco)
  • Carolyn Delfino – Fremont High School (Oakland) 
  • Tomokazu Morikawa – George Washington High School (San Francisco)
  • Nina Portugal – formerly at Life Academy (Oakland)

To learn more about each of this year’s finalists and to vote visit through June 18. The winner will be announced on Friday, July 9 prior to the San Francisco Giants/ Nationals game at Oracle Park.

Finalists were selected based the criteria of four categories: overall commitment; excellence in teaching; rapport with students; and level of distinction. This year’s panel of judges consisted of leaders in the community including Benito Delgado-Olson, Executive Director and Founder,; John Haggarty, VP Marketing of Provident Credit Union; Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Investment, Comcast California; Detra Paige, Director, Alumni & Family Relations, Oakland Athletics; and Sue Petersen, Executive Director of the Giants Community Fund.

The winner of the 2019 All-Star Teacher Award, Katie Humann, won $20,000 for Adams Middle School in Brentwood, CA.

About Provident Credit Union:

Provident Credit Union is a $3.3 billion financial institution with over 129,000 members and 21 community branches in the Bay Area. The Redwood Shores-based credit union has proudly served the Bay Area since 1950. The full-service credit union offers everything from checking and savings accounts to mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and home and auto insurance.  Provident began as the California Teachers Association Credit Union and expanded over the years to include those who live and work in the surrounding counties of the Bay Area and beyond. More information is available at


About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live steams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook:



Liza Catalan