Adams Middle School teacher Katie Humann is the winner of the NBC Sports Bay Area 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.
“NBC Sports got it right in selecting Katie Humann as their Bay Area Teacher of the Year,” said Dana Eaton, Brentwood Union School District superintendent. “She is an all-star in every sense of the word.”
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. A panel of judges selected this year’s finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment; Excellence in Teaching; Rapport with Students; Level of Distinction. This year’s five finalists were: 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 panel of judges was 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.