Pac-12 and CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers awards Pomeroy Elementary School teacher $10,000
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Today, during the 2018 Pac-12 Football Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium, the Pac-12 recognized Pomeroy Elementary School teacher Stacy Butler with a $10,000 award in connection with the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative. Butler and her third-grade class were surprised during a ceremony at Pomeroy Elementary School yesterday as representatives from the Pac-12 and Santa Clara Unified School District presented the award.
All mascots from Pac-12 universities were on hand yesterday at Pomeroy Elementary for the surprise and to present the award. While Butler and her students attended an afternoon assembly, they were all surprised with the presentation as well as an invitation to be recognized on the field during Friday’s night Pac-12 title game between Utah and Washington. Pac-12 Chief Marketing Officer Danette Leighton, along with representatives from the Santa Clara Unified School District, presented the award.
The overall mission of Extra Yard for Teachers Program is to elevate the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering quality teachers. In addition to the donation made to Butler and Pomeroy Elementary, each Pac-12 university donated $10,000 to deserving local teachers in their communities over the course of the football season, totaling $120,000 donated by Pac-12 universities to educators across the region.
Also taking place tonight, the Pac-12 hosted hundreds of local Bay Area teachers for the championship game and recognized several first responders from Paradise, Calif. who were affected by the recent wildfires in Butte County.