NBC Sports Bay Area and Provident Credit Union to Donate $20,000 to the Winning Teacher’s School
2017 All-Star Teacher to Be Announced June 28, at On-Field Ceremony
Prior to Giants/Rockies Game at AT&T Park and Live During NBC Sports Bay Area’s
Telecast of Giants Pregame Live
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 17, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) announced today the five finalists for the 2017 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union (@ProvidentCU). In its tenth year, the All-Star Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers in Northern and Central California for their extraordinary dedication to their students in school and in the community.
The All-Star Teacher Award winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 28 during an on-field ceremony prior to the San Francisco Giants/Rockies game at AT&T Park and live during NBC Sports Bay Area’s telecast of Giants Pregame Live. For the seventh straight year, NBC Sports Bay Area has teamed with Provident Credit Union to award the winning teacher’s school $20,000, up from $10,000 in past years.
This year’s five finalists are Cindy Gershen of Mt. Diablo High School (Concord), Alia Ghabra of Alliance Academy (Oakland), Andrew Lee Seike of Lynbrook High School (San Jose), Joseph Manluco of Piedmont Middle School (San Jose) and Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School (Folsom).
Voting for your favorite among the finalists can be done online at NBCSportsBayArea.com/AST through June 1. The website will feature biographies as well as short videos of the five finalists. In addition, the finalists will be featured in personal videos vignettes that will air on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, and they will be interviewed on select Giants Pregame Live and A’s Pregame Live shows.
The panel of judges consists of community leaders who will select the finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment; Excellence in Teaching; Rapport with Students; and Level of Distinction. This year’s elite panel of judges consists of Doug Bartlett, Senior Marketing Director, BART; Benito Delgado-Olson, Executive Director and Founder, K to College; John Haggarty, VP Marketing of 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 $2.3 billion financial institution with over 108,000 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.
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, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive 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; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.
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