SDCCU Classroom Heroes

San Diego’s finest educators were recently celebrated at the 27th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers.” SDCCU was the proud presenting sponsor of the celebration, which is held each year in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education. The Academy Awards-style television special highlighted the work and dedication of the county’s 22,000 public school teachers and culminated with the announcement of the following five 2017-2018 San Diego County Teachers of the Year:

   • Kathy Worley, West Hills High (Grossmont Union High School District)
   • Ben Swearingen, Imperial Beach Charter School (South Bay Union School District)
   • Jaime Brown, San Diego High School of International Studies (San Diego Unified School District)
   • Camden Flores, Kempton Street Literacy Academy (La Mesa-Spring Valley School District)
   • Mark Lantsberger, Del Norte High (Poway Unified School District)

The five winners will represent the County of San Diego in the California Teacher of the Year program. This year’s 44 nominees were selected by their respective districts based on student achievement, professional development and community involvement, teaching philosophy, knowledge of current issues in education, promotion and development of the teaching profession, accountability and ability to serve as ambassadors of education.

SDCCU is committed to helping teachers, parents and students make educated financial decisions by delivering the BEST financial education, products and services. SDCCU is engaged in several philanthropic efforts aimed at improving overall economic well-being and making a positive difference in our local schools.

SDCCU Biz Kid$

SDCCU has partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego in support of Live Well San Diego to provide educators the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program, a financial literacy initiative that teaches kids about money and business. 

SDCCU Classroom Heroes™ Teacher Nomination

Teachers, students, parents and the community are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher by visiting any one of iHeartMedia San Diego’s radio station websites:,,,, or

Salute to Teachers

SDCCU is the presenting sponsor of the annual “Salute to Teachers” event. This black-tie event is a presentation of the annual San Diego County Teacher of the Year Awards. Learn more about A Salute to Teachers.

Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Festival and Awards

In partnership with the Media Arts Center San Diego, SDCCU is the presenting sponsor of the annual Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Student Film Festival and Awards, which honors elementary, middle and high school students for their original video work. Support the iVIE Student Film Festival and Awards.

Tools for Schools Seminar Series

SDCCU hosts regular Tools for Schools seminars that focus on current topics relevant to teachers. Upcoming seminars will be announced on the calendar at

School Presentations

SDCCU’s expert employees facilitate financial literacy workshops and seminars on a consistent basis throughout San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. To request a free presentation at your school, email community at

Additional Resources

SDCCU offers free financial seminars through our partnerships with industry experts as well as free financial webinars, financial counseling and identity theft protection education. To learn more, visit

Products and Services

SDCCU supports the needs of educators by providing breakthrough banking products and services that deliver convenience and save money.

¹Must be a teacher in San Diego, Riverside or Orange counties and provide a recent paystub. Must have a SDCCU checking account with a minimum direct deposit amount of $2,000 per month. Minimum payment of $50 per month. ²APR= Annual Percentage Rate. APR valid as of 04/01/15. 0% fixed APR is for 10 monthly payments of $50 on signature loans of $500. ³Qualified borrowers will skip payments in July and August throughout the term of their loan, provided they remain in good standing per program qualifications. Not eligible for other skip payment offers. Contact SDCCU for details.

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"I love SDCCU and recommend them to everyone I know. I would never switch to another bank for my financial needs as I always get great, friendly service. Keep up the great work!" Vanessa A., San DiegoMember since 2005

San Diego County Credit Union® was founded on the principle that people come first and profits second. This forward-thinking approach in the banking industry has propelled SDCCU® to become San Diego’s BEST Credit Union and largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU serves customers nationwide with 30,000 surcharge-FREE CO-OP ATMs and 43 branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Open an account today.

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