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 Heritage Teacher Recognized as SDCCU Classroom Hero

SDCCU hero - Collins.jpgKristin Collins of Heritage Digital Academy has been honored by San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), as part of SDCCU Classroom Heroes, a program held in partnership with iHeartMedia, Inc. San Diego.

Collins is a 7th-grade teacher at the charter school in Escondido.

"We are proud to recognize the hard work and dedication of teachers through the SDCCU Classroom Heroes program," said Teresa Halleck, SDCCU president and CEO. "On behalf of everyone at SDCCU, we commend Kristin's dedication to shaping the future of our youth."

In the nomination, Collins is described as being "an unbelievable teacher who creates a bond with her students that lasts well beyond the one year that she spends with them in the classroom." The nomination recognized that Collins documents each school year by taking photos of her students participating in various projects and activities and creates an "amazing" end-of-the-year video for them.

SDCCU and iHeartMedia are recognizing "Classroom Heroes" throughout 2017. Winning teachers are selected to receive a $500 SDCCU Visa® gift card, plus they are recognized as a Classroom Hero on a billboard in their community.

Teachers, students, parents and the community are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher by visiting

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