Bay Area All Star Teacher Award Winner!
SACRED HEART’S 7th GRADE TEACHER, MRS. JESSICA SCHELEGLE WINS $10,000 FOR SACRED HEART SCHOOL
Congratulations to Jessica Schelegle, winner of the Comcast SportsNet 2009 All-Star Teacher Award!
Here is Mrs Schelegle back in July when she was presented with the $10,000 check right before the Giants vs. Padres game.
Left to Right: Ted Griggs, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area; Brian Wilson, San Francisco Giants; Jessica Schelegle, Sacred Heart School; Jack O’Connell, State Superintendent; Steve White, Comcast California
(Photo Courtesy: Comcast SportsNet)
In the video clip shown below, Mrs Schelegle was announced the winner and awarded a $10,000 check for Sacred Heart School, prior to the Giants game against the San Diego Padres on Sunday July 12th.
In the next clip from last May, Mrs Schelegle shares her thoughts on her approach to teaching Junior High students ...
Way to go Mrs Schelegle and congratulations to all of the finalists!
Background – Selection Process
The All-Star Teacher Award was created to recognize middle and high school teachers in Northern California who go above and beyond to inspire their students and community. An esteemed panel of community leaders selected five finalists based on four categories:
- Overall Commitment
- Excellence in Teaching
- Rapport with Students
- Level of Distinction
The five finalists were Jessica Schelegle of Sacred Heart School (Saratoga, CA); Robert Black of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School (Vallejo, CA); Jeremiah Ellison of Independence High School (San Jose, CA); Emily Orologio of Frick Middle School (Oakland, CA); and Susan Piekarski of Irvington High School (Fremont, CA).
Each All-Star Teacher Award runner-up received $2,000 for their school.
In this last clip, Mrs. Schelegle talks about why she became a teacher ...
From Kirsten Verhofstadt, Sacred Heart Educator of the Year 2008
Jessica is the kind of teacher that makes a lasting impact on kids. Not only does she teach them the required curriculum, but she also adds that special ingredient that makes the kids inspired to learn and excel. Long after these kids have grown up and had their own children there will be a place in their hearts for Mrs. Schelegle. They may not remember everything she taught them, but they will remember the impact she had on their lives ... the difference she made.
For the complete story, please check out this press release for more details.