Scott Krijnen of Castillero Middle School in San Jose
Named 2016 All-Star Teacher, $20,000 Check Presented in His Honor
Each All-Star Teacher Award Runner-Up Receive $2,000 for His/Her School
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 8, 2016) – CSN Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports” announced today that Scott Krijnen of Castillero Middle School in San Jose, Calif. is the winner of the 2016 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union (@ProvidentCU), and has been awarded $20,000 for his school. In addition, each All Star Teacher Award runner-up will receive $2,000 for his/her school.
(Left to right) Jake Peavy, San Francisco Giants pitcher; Scott Krijnen, 2016 All-Star Teacher; Castillero Middle School; Heidi Parks, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources, Provident Credit Union; John Haggarty, Vice President of Marketing, Provident Credit Union; Fallon Smith, CSN anchor and reporter; and Ted Griggs, President and General Manager, CSN Bay Area and CSN California presented the $20,000 check during an on-field ceremony prior to this evening’s San Francisco Giants/Arizona Diamondbacks game at AT&T Park.
In its 10th year, the All-Star Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers in Northern California for their remarkable dedication to their students and significant presence within their respective communities. An esteemed panel of community leaders selected five finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment, Teaching Excellence, Student Rapport, and Distinction Levels. This year’s five finalists are Sunny Cordoba of Junipero Serra School (Carmel), Scott Krijnen of Castillero Middle School (San Jose), Michele Lamons-Raiford of Pinole Valley High School (Pinole), Wayne Phillips of Mills High School (Millbrae) and George Rose of Willard Middle School (Berkeley).
All-Star Teacher nomination forms were mailed to over 200 Northern California schools and also available at all Provident Credit Union branches, as well as online at CSNBayArea.com and providentcu.org. Peers, students, parents, and principals were encouraged to nominate their teachers and the finalists were chosen by a panel of judges consisting of Doug Bartlett, Senior Marketing, BART; Benito Delgado, Executive Director of K to College; John Haggarty, VP of Marketing at Provident Credit Union; Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Investment, Comcast California; Detra Paige; Director of Community Relations, Oakland Athletics; and Sue Petersen, Executive Director of the Giants Community Fund.
All-Star Teacher Award recipients:
2007 Michael Meneses – Presidio Middle School, San Francisco
2008 Allen Nakamura – Alameda High School, Alameda
2009 Jessica Schelegle – Sacred Heart School, Saratoga
2010 Zachary Swan – Jefferson High School, Daly City
2011 Robert “Corky” Black – Oak Grove High School, San Jose
2012 Dr. Paul Ricks – Hopkins Junior High School, Fremont
2013 Ruben Modesto – John H. Pitman High School, Turlock
2014 Nicole Ellwood – Twin Hills Charter Middle School, Sebastopol
2015 Carmen Kotto – South Valley Middle School, Gilroy
2016 Scott Krijnen - Castillero Middle School, San Jose
About Provident Credit Union:
Provident Credit Union is a $2.1 billion financial institution with over 105,000 members and 19 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 through mortgages, auto loans, mutual funds 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 www.providentcu.org.
CSN Bay Area and CSN California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. CSN 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. CSN California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com.
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