NBCSBA and Provident Credit Union Announce Start of 2022 All-Star Teacher Award


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 11, 2022 – NBC Sports Bay Area and Provident Credit Union announced the start of the 2022 All-Star Teacher Award. In its 15th year, 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. The winning teacher will receive $20,000 for his/her school and will be announced this summer prior to a San Francisco Giants game.

Nomination forms can be found online at ASTSweeps. Completed nomination forms must be received no later than Monday, February 7, 2022. Once the nominations have been received, a panel of judges will select five finalists.  Voting for your favorite among the finalists can be done online at from April 11 to June 6.

Finalists will be 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, 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 2021 All-Star Teacher Award, Tomokazu Morikawa, won $20,000 for George Washington High School in San Francisco.

About Provident Credit Union:

Provident Credit Union is a $3.4 billion financial institution with over 130,000 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:



Jay dela Cruz