All-Star Teacher

2024 All-Star Teacher Finalists Announced



NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California and Provident Credit Union to Contribute $30,000 to the Grand Prize Winning Teacher’s School 

2024 All-Star Teacher to be Announced at On-Field Ceremony Before San Francisco Giants Game this Summer  

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – April 1, 2024 – NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California and Provident Credit Union today announced the five finalists for the 2024 All-Star Teacher Award. Now in its 17th year, the All-Star Teacher Award acknowledges educators teaching kindergarten through twelfth grade in Northern and Central California for their exceptional commitment to their students in school and in the community. 

The Grand Prize-winning teacher’s school will receive $30,000 for their school and will be announced during an on-field ceremony prior to a San Francisco Giants game at Oracle Park and live during NBC Sports Bay Area’s telecast of Giants Pregame Live.  

This year’s five finalists are Chris Scharfenkamp from Lorin Eden Elementary School in Hayward, Joseph McLean from Spring View Middle School in Rocklin, Mike Davey from Saratoga High School in Saratoga, “Profe” Pamela Lim-McAlister from Albany High School in Albany, Sarah Mauhay from Joseph Weller Elementary School in Milpitas. 

Voting for your favorite among the finalists can be done online at from April 1 to May 31, 2024. The website will feature biographies and 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.  

Finalists were selected based on four categories: overall commitment; excellence in teaching; rapport with students; and level of distinction.  

This year's panel of judges includes community leaders Jay dela Cruz, Director of Community Engagement at NBC Bay Area; John Haggarty, Vice President of Marketing and Digital Experience at Provident Credit Union; Rabiah Khalid, Community Investment Manager at Comcast California; Detra Paige, Director of Alumni & Family Relations at the Oakland Athletics; and Sue Petersen, Executive Director of the Giants Community Fund at the San Francisco Giants. 

About Provident Credit Union: 

Provident Credit Union is a $3.5 billion financial institution with over 135,000 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 for retail or business members and 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, and NHL’s San Jose Sharks. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  The 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: X: NBCSAuthentic Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: NBCSAuthentic



Liza Catalan 

NBC Bay Area 


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