San Diego County Credit Union Supports Innovation in Education Awards


Awards recognize outstanding and innovative programs that improve outcomes in classrooms throughout San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (May 30, 2019)--San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proud to recognize exemplary innovations in education by serving as a sponsor of the 16th Annual Innovation in Education Awards, presented by the San Diego County Office of Education and the Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF).
Since 2004, CFF has recognized innovative programs and projects in San Diego County that have demonstrated the power and scope of ways to improve K-12 education. The educational community has embraced the annual CFF Innovation in Education Awards as recognition of exemplary innovations. The CFF mission statement is: “To unite business, community and educational leaders in creating innovative learning environments in San Diego County public schools that prepare our students to thrive in a competitive, global society.”
Nominations are submitted by teachers, principals, district administrators, business partners and volunteers about an innovative project or program in a classroom, school or district. Awards are presented in four categories, including “inspire,” “innovate,” “achieve” and “impact.” The “inspire” award is for a program that gets kids excited about learning. The “innovate” award showcases a creative and unique program that enhances student learning. The “achieve” award demonstrates tangible results and evidence that drives student learning. The “impact” award is a best-of-show award given to one entry that best embodies the other three categories. CFF presents a trophy and a check for $5,000 to winners in the “inspire,” “innovate” and “achieve” categories. A $10,000 check is presented for the entry in the “impact” category, signifying the best of the best.
“We are proud to partner with the San Diego County Office of Education and the Classroom of the Future Foundation in supporting their mission to ensure students are prepared to thrive in a competitive global society. SDCCU congratulates all of the honorees who were recognized for their commitment to innovation in the classroom,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. 
The 2019 Innovation in Education Awards celebration dinner was held on Wednesday, May 22 at SeaWorld® San Diego. Over 450 educators and business leaders were in attendance. West Hills High School, Grossmont Union High School District’s “Guitar Construction” program was selected for the inspire Award, Del Mar Union School District’s “District Design 2022” was chosen for the innovate Award, Rancho Minerva Middle School, Vista Unified School District’s “Video Production and Digital Storytelling” program was honored with the achieve Award and Chula Vista Elementary School District’s “STEAMing Ahead!” program earned the impact Award. For more information on the current award winners and details about each program, visit
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