Katie Humann of Adams Middle School Named Winner of 2019 All-Star Teacher Award

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(Left to right) Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt; John Haggarty, VP Marketing of Provident Credit Union; Katie Humann, 2019 All-Star Teacher, Adams Middle School; Heidi Parks, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources, Provident Credit Union; and Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California presented the $20,000 check during an on-field ceremony prior to this evening’s San Francisco Giants/Colorado Rockies game at Oracle Park.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – NBC Sports Bay Area announced that Katie Humann of Adams Middle School in Brentwood, Calif. is the winner of the 2019 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union.  Humann has been awarded $20,000 for her school.  In addition, each All-Star Teacher Award runner-up will receive $2,000 for his/her school.

In its 13th year, the All-Star Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers in Northern and Central California for their extraordinary dedication to their students and significant presence within their communities.  An esteemed panel of judges selected this year’s finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment; Excellence in Teaching; Rapport with Students; and Level of Distinction.  This year’s five finalists are: Marquel Coats, Greenleaf TK-8 (Oakland), Awele Makeba, Skyline High School (Oakland), Bill Schrier, Carmel High School (Carmel), Matt Tate, Sierra High School (Manteca) and 2019 All-Star Teacher Katie Humann.

Since its inception in 2007, the All-Star Teacher Award program has donated funds to public schools in Northern and Central California.  For the ninth straight 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 elite panel of judges consists of Doug Bartlett, Senior Marketing Director, BART; Benito Delgado-Olson, Executive Director and Founder, SupplyBank.org; 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
  • 2017:  Dale Waldo – Folsom Middle School, Folsom
  • 2018:  Cori Starr – Northgate High School, Walnut Creek
  • 2019:  Katie Humann – Adams Middle School, Brentwood

About Provident Credit Union:

Provident Credit Union is a $2.7 billion financial institution with over 120,000 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 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 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.  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: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.