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she is dedicated to growing the number of females in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematic. she recently led the argon robotics take too a victory at the lego robotics competition. excellent. your middle grades teacher of the year is erin wise, 6th grade teacher at middleton middle school. aaron is spending his 11th year where he teaches sixth grade math and science. he runs parent groups, sits on committee, and most importantly he is the dj for middle school dance. [applause] thank you aaron.
our high school teacher of the year is christian castillo, a 10th and 11th grade teacher albalboa high school. she has worked within the school district for 11 years now in different capacities. , pulse pathway and a special shout-out to my fellow philippinea. all right, give it up for our teachers of the year. [applause] our next award is this very special mayor lee's award for
our paraeducator of the year and it goes to mary lavalane. since 1970, 1970, i was five, mary has worked in early childhood development at several different organization. in 1986 mary joined the sfusd as student advisor at fairmont elementary school and been at san francisco community for the last 18 year. thank you mary. [cheers and applause] our next award recipients are our principal. please join me in welcoming our
principal for early education because that is education by the way. mr. eli horn. [applause] [cheering] and ally's fan club. i have known eli for about 20 year. before eli became an early education administrator he served as director for th thevis valley beacon where he worked to provide partnerships for the school. he joins the school district in 2011 as early education administrator. ally, thank you. [cheers and applause] our elementary school principal of the year is one of mayor
ferrell's favorites because they have a blooming, wonderful bromance because they did some amazing, amazing work through the shared schoolyards partnership and that take as lot of work to open a school to the city. principal of the year for elementary, emmanuel stewart, george washington carveer. he has worked in public education for 27 year. he now leads the school where he taught for 14 years and committed to the bay view hunter's community and he does that with excitement, passion and dedication.
super happy for him. >> go stewie! >> our middle school principal of the year is a dynamic leader, lina va vanherran and her daugh. oh, not anymore. lina is in her 8th year of leading middle school unified and her 5th year aspirins pal. she has worked passionately alongside passionate teaches and leaders to turn around everett middle school from one of the
lowest performs to a thriving place that now has a wait list of students wanting to go to everett middle school. [applause] congratulations. last but not least samuel bass our high school principal of the year. [applause] he is with burton high school. he received the axa middle school of the year award in 2016. he is driven to provide as many opportunities and possibilities to traditionally under served students in san francisco as possible. we will have to give you guys a
little basket next time to put all your goodies. congratulations sam. give it up for our principal of the year awards recipient. [cheers and applause] congratulations to our teachers, our paraeducator and our principal. all of this is not possible without the incredible staff that put this together. a big shout-out to rebecca mcdowell. we have snacks in the back and we would love for you to stay and continue and mingle and mayor ferrell thank you for your support and leadership and ensuring that our teachers, principals and paraedge kay kays continue to get recognized in san francisco. congratulations!
how you feeling? this is a really special day for us. it's our opportunity to acknowledge many of the amazing young people that we have here in san francisco, and we have been doing this now for eight years, and it was something that mayor lee started. [applause] >> and he appropriately calls it the "i am the future scholarship award" because he always thought a lot about our students and thought that they were our future and wanted to get you all off to a great start to make sure you get where you're headed. and our incredible mayor, mayor farrell has been helping to lead this work alongside us to ensure that you get to where you're headed. so we're really happy to have you here and your families. families are such a critical piece in making sure our young
people get to where they need to go, and it's through our families that many of our young people have had the courage and th the encouragement to go onto college and university. so we're glad you're here, as well. my name is hydro-mendoza. i'm the president of the board of education here in san francisco, and so i'm really delighted to be emceeing. for me personally, this is something because of the both sides of the street that i work on, really special, because you are all sfusd graduates or are in college and graduated from sfusd. so this is our eighth year, and in particular, we just want to thank all of our partners who
have been involved with us. we draw from schol orships you've already received and through organizations that you work closely with, and so we want to thank our schol orship partners, many of who are here with us, the black college track, filipino graduates of san francisco, first track, teachers of san francisco, masonic foundation of san francisco, mission economic development agency, mission promise neighborhood, mission graduates, san francisco achievers, san francisco alliance and black school educators, san francisco foster youth fund, san francisco university state project rebound, the association of chinese teachers, and a26 valencia. these organizations reflect the love san francisco has for our youth, so we want to thank you for being a part of that. i also want to acknowledge gina
frommer who is our sponsor from the san francisco education fund. she has always supported the work that we do with our young people and with principles, teachers and paraeducators, and last, i want to thank pg&e for their generous support. andrea, you did this donation on behalf of mayor lee, and so it's really important for us to do this in partnership with you, so thank you, and thank pg&e for all you do for our city. these partnerships, as i said,.
we expect you to be the next doctors and lawyers, the next mayors, the next supervisors, and people that will lead our city going forward, so we're proud of you. you represent the future of san francisco, and congratulations to you all. thanks for coming out. [applause] >> thank you so much, mr. mayor. so many organizations that we referred you to us we work with closely, and many are funded by our department of children, youth and family, and i just wanted to acknowledge maria fu, who's the director of the c.y.f. and lives, breathes, and ettas everythi eats everything that has to do with young people. we have a supervisor in our districts that does so much
with public schools. katey tang graduated from public schools. she invests in every single one of our schools in her district, so i'd like to have katey tang please join us for a little welcome. [applause] >> supervisor tang: thank you very much, hydra, and welcome, everyone, and congratulations. as hydra mention, i did grow up going to our public schools here in san francisco and proud graduate of sfusd, and so i definitely know how much it means to be able to support these schools in any way i can. like many of you, i grew up with an immigrant family and was the first in my immediate family to attend college and graduate from college and then go onto receive a graduate degree, as well. when i first went to college, i really worried so much about how it is that we're going to pay for college. my parents had to work overtime so much that i barely saw my dad on the weekends, he was just working and working and working.
then i had a brother that was right behind me, and we were supposed to overlap in college for three years, so i definitely freaked out how we were going to pay for college. so i pushed myself to graduate in three years so we -- i could afford to help pay for college. some of my favorite experiences were the extracurricular stuff that we got to do and earn some money at it, but i'm excited for all of you and the journey you have ahead, and of course all the support that you have from your parents and family and friends. just enjoy it. it's a wonderful time to do self-exploration and learn how to live on your own. so thankful for this honor today, and thank you to mayor farrell for continuing this tradition. so congratulations.
>> thank you, supervisor tang. not often do you get to be in the room with the president of your college, and we are lucky to have a great relationship with san francisco state university and our president of san francisco state is here to welcome -- i know that there are six of you, maybe. how many of you are going to san francisco state. [applause] >> yeah. so if you'd please join us in welcoming your new students. >> so the six of you, raise your hands again. all right. we're going to have a photo. okay. again, i want to reiterate the comments the mayor and the supervisor, etcetera, and thank all of your sponsors and all of the families that are here. i'm really excited for you. there there's a special responsibility that comes not only with your scholarship but going to college, and at san francisco state we talk about the responsibility of being an
educated person and that your education not only is a great gateway for you, but it's a great gateway for your families going forward. we are actually conducting some research i wanted to share with you. 40% of our students are first in their family to go to college, what we call first-gen. we have about 50 -- about half of our students. about 40% of our students are pell students, etcetera. and what's interesting is once you go to college and graduate, it's very likely that another person in your family, including your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, will go to college. and the ripple, the wave that we're tracking now is really quite significant. i actually had the honor at commencement, not this year, a year ago, to hand a diploma to
a grandma -- great grandma who was 84 years old who had put children, grandchildren, great grandchildren through college and who then finally said it's my turn, and she came to san francisco state, got a degree in poetry, and it was absolutely the high point of commencement. and her whole thing was getting the first grandchild to go to school. and when i told her about, you know, our commitment to the responsibility of being an educated person, it means being active, being involved. as mayor says, we want you to be a good citizen, we want you to vote. we just want you to be productive in ways that you want to be, and that's when the world opens up to you. so congratulations. i'm really pleased that a bunch of you are coming to san francisco state. i'm on the 5th floor of the
admin building. you are welcome. there are free food up there sometimes, but it's really terrific. we think of ourselves as managing talent. so one last bit of advice to hear from a university president, and that is in many ways, you not only look like me, and i look like you, when i was in high school -- i'm from east oakland. i was one of the few chinese kids on the baseball team at that time, and a counselor said to me, don't go to college and waste your parents' money, okay? and the only reason i got to college was a, i could play baseball, and two, i actually wrote a paper that was published when i was a junior in high school. and i couldn't understand why the counselor said to me not to waste my parents' money. so you get the opportunity for revenge like me because when i
got my -- when i got my ph.d. i sent a copy to the counselor. [applause] >> and -- and then, i felt guilt, right? and so when i became a president, i was going to send him the announcement for that, but unfortunately, he passed away, and i did -- i thought, i better not buck the odds, right, that kind of thing. but it's just you have to persist, you know? the world is complicated, it's challenging, but the is opportunity and the support, the scholarships, etcetera, is golden. it's like being drafted one, whether it's baseball or any sport. but it's an investment in your talents, and i believe that each one of you will take advantage of that. and i look forward to having you, wherever you are, whether you're at state or any college or university because you're going to make a difference, and
that's what we expect out of you. congratulations. [applause] >> so i hope the grandchildren paid for their grandmother's education. yeah, that would be good. and katey, could you please talk to my son about finishing in three years? that would be awesome. all right. are you ready? we are going to announce our award recipients, and if i can have the mayor and supervisor tang join us, we're going to have each one of you come up and get your certificate, and this is your opportunity, family, to take pictures. our first award recipient is claudia lu from lowell high school, going to chapman university. [applause] >> great.
emony katz, leadership state, humboldt university. [applause] >> jennie qwan ku, from mission high school school, heading to cal state university. go bears! [applause] >> jose domingues espina, from abraham lincoln high school, going to san francisco state university. [applause] >> stay there. the next one is a san francisco state student, as well. cassandra lowell montez from
john lowell high school, going to san francisco state. [applause] >> all right. stay there, less, because i'm going to skip katja, and i'm going to have keenan larue come up, from mission high school, heading to san francisco state. >> all right. our next recipient is katja suarez, from mission high school, heading to u.c. berkeley. [applause] >> great. keyona reynolds from george washington high school, heading to the university of washington in seattle.
state university. [applause] >> nadra mohamed from mission high school heading to holy names university. [applause] >> nacina chambers from raul wallenberg high school, heading to u.c. berkeley. oh, you changed your mind? sorry, you're right. you're going again. >> double major. >> double major, yeah. pamela campos adrizan from john o'connell high school, u.c. san
the future award" recipients a great round of applause. [applause] >> so each one of our award recipients will be receiving $1,000 that go towards their tuition, and we did not think about whether or not you were documented, we just wanted to make sure that you got the funds that go directly to your tuition, so we're going to make sure that that gets taken care of. so that is the first step, is getting all your money together so that you can head off and come back and work in our city and make us more and more proud than we already are. events like these could not be put together or programs like these couldn't be run without the incredible support of two wonderful staff members, so marisa and erica, thank you for all that you do in reaching out to our young people and getting
all of the scholarships to us. so we want to congratulate you, we want to thank you. and again, to the families, congratulations. we look forward to hearing some amazing stories about what your graduates are doing going forward, and we want to just thank you again for joining us here with mayor farrell. congratulations.
people traveling through the airport every day. flying can be stressful so we have introduced therapy dogs to make flying more enjoyable. the wag brigade is a partnership between the airport and the san francisco therapy animal assistant program to bring therapy animals into the airport, into the terminals to make passenger travel more enjoyable. i amgen fer casarian and i work here at san francisco international airport. the idea for therapy dogs got started the day after 9/11. an employee brought his therapy dog to work after 9/11 and he was able to see how his dog was able to relieve passenger's jitter. when we first launched the
program back in 2013, our main goal was to destress our passengers however what we quickly found is that our animals were helping us find a way to connect with our pang. passengers. we find there are a lot of people traveling through the airport who are missing their pets and who are on their road a lot and can't have pets and we have come in contact with a lot of people recently who have lost pet. >> i love the wag brigade. >> one of my favorite parts is walking into the terminals and seeing everybody look up from their device, today everybody is interacting on their cell phone or laptop and we can walk into the terminal with a dog or a pig and people start to interact with each other again and it's
on a different level. more of an emotional level. >> i just got off an 11.5 hour flight and nice to have this distraction in the middle of it. >> we look for wag brigade handlers who are comfortable in stressful situations. >> i like coming to airport it's a lot of fun and the people you talk to are generally people who are missing their dogs. >> they are required to compete a certification process. and they are also required to complete a k9 good citizen test and we look for animals who have experienced working with other orgorganizations such as hospits and pediatric units and we want to be sure that the animals we are bringing into the airport are good with children and also good with some of our senior
travelers. i think toby really likes meeting kids. that is his favorite thing. he likes to have them pet him and come up to him and he really loves the kids. >> our wag brigade animals can be spotted wearing custom vets and they have custom patches. >> there is never a day that repeats itself and there is never and encounter that repeats itself. we get to do maximum good in a small stretch of time and i have met amazing people who have been thrilled to have the interaction. >> the dogs are here seven days a week, we have 20 dogs and they each come for a two hour shift. >> there is a lot of stress when people have traveling so to from
these animals around to ease the stress and help people relax a little bit. i think it's great. >> one of our dogs has special need and that is tristine. he wears a wheel around. >> he has special shoes and a harness and we get it together in the parking lot and then we get on the air train. he loves it. little kids love him because he is a little lower to the ground so easy to reach and he has this big furry head they get to pet and he loves that. >> he doesn't seem to mind at all. probably one of the happiest dogs in the world. >> many people are nervous when they travel but seeing the dogs is just a wonderful relief. >> what i absolutely love most about it is the look on people's
faces, so whenever they are stressed and flying is stressful these days you get these wonderful smile. >> i am the mom of lilo the pig and she is san francisco's first therapy pig. >> lilo joined the wag brigade as our firs first pig. >> wag brigade invited us to join the program here and we have done it about a year-and-a-half ago. our visits last 1.5 to 2 hours and it does take a little bit longer to get out of the terminal because we still get a lot of attention and a lot of people that want to interact with lilo. >> i feel honored to be part of
go into a fund and we're going to use the money in that fund to do local projects that are going to mitigate and sequester greenhouse gas emission. the grants that we're giving, they're anywhere from 15,000 to, say, $80,000 for a two year grant. i'm shawn rosenmoss. i'm the development of community partnerships and carbon fund for the san francisco department of environment. we have an advisory committee that meets once or twice a year to talk about, okay, what are we going to fund? because we want to look at things like equity and innovative projects. >> i heard about the carbon fund because i used to work for the department of environment. i'm a school education team.
my name is marcus major. i'm a founding member of climate action now. we started in 2011. our main goal it to remove carbon in the public right-of-way on sidewalks to build educational gardens that teach people with climate change. >> if it's a greening grant, 75% of the grant has to go for greening. it has to go for planting trees, it has to go for greening up the pavement, because again, this is about permanent carbon savings. >> the dinosaur vegetable gardens was chosen because the garden was covered in is afault since 1932. it was the seed funding for this whole project. the whole garden,ible was about 84,000 square feet, and our project, we removed 3,126
square feet of cement. >> we usually issue a greening rft every other year, and that's for projects that are going to dig up pavement, plant trees, community garden, school garden. >> we were awarded $43,000 for this project. the produce that's grown here is consumed all right at large by the school community. in this garden we're growing all kinds of organic vegetables from lettuce, and artichokes. we'll be planting apples and loquats, all kinds of great fruit and veggies. >> the first project was the dipatch biodiesel producing facility. the reason for that is a lot of people in san francisco have diesel cars that they were operating on biodiesel, and
they were having to go over to berkeley. we kind of the dog batch preferentials in the difference between diesel and biodiesel. one of the gardens i love is the pomeroy rec center. >> pomeroy has its roots back to 1952. my name is david, and i'm the chamber and ceo of the pomeroy rehabilitation and recreation center. we were a center for people with intellectual and development cal disabilities in san francisco san francisco. we also have a program for individuals that have acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury, and we also have one of the larger after school programs for children with special needs that serves the public school system. the sf carbon fund for us has
been the launching pad for an entire program here at the pomeroy center. we received about $15,000. the money was really designed to help us improve our garden by buying plants and material and also some infrastructure like a drip system for plants. we have wine barrels that we repurposed to collect rain water. we actually had removed over 1,000 square feet of concrete so that we could expand the garden. this is where our participants, they come to learn about gardening. they learn about our work in the greenhouse. we have plants that we actually harvest, and eggs from our chickens that we take up and use in cooking classes so that our participants learn as much as anybody else where food
comes from. we have two kitchens here at the pomeroy center. one is more of a commercial kitchen and one is more setup like a home kitchen would be, and in the home kitchen, we do a lot of cooking classes, how to make lasagna, how to comsome eggs, so this grant that we received has tremendous value, not only for our center, for our participants, but the entire community. >> the thing about climate, climate overlaps with everything, and so when we start looking at how we're going to solve climate programs, we solve a lot of other problems, too. this is a radical project, and to be a part of it has been a real honor and a privilege to work with those administrators with the sf carbon fund at the department of environment. >> san francisco carbon grant to -- for us, opened the door to a new -- a new world that we didn't really have before; that
the result is this beautiful garden. >> when you look at the community gardens we planted in schools and in neighborhoods, how many thousands of people now have a fabulous place to walk around and feel safe going outside and are growing their own food. that's a huge impact, and we're just going to keep rolling that out and keep rolling that one
was asked to do is water system improvement program and one thing i looked at is about the 4.8 billion dollars wurthd of work and a lot of the work was regional. we looked at how can we make sure that we provide opportunities for san franciscan's and people in the region and so we looked at ways we can expand our local san francisco lb program. so, we thought about it and worked with general manager at the time to form an advizry committee to talk about how to include local businesses in the region. >> i was on the first committee back about 10 years ago and the job changed over time. in the beginning, we just wanted people to know about it. we wanted to attract contractors to come into the system which is a bidding system and bid on
some of these projects. our second job was to help the sfpuc to try to make themselves more user frndly. >> i like that they go out of their way, have contractors trying to teach and outreach to small businesses and lots of creative ways. help the community as well. there is so much infrastructure going on and repair, new construction that i think is helping to get construction back on its feet. >> my faiv rlt part of the committee has been that we have played a opportunity for many small businesses. [inaudible] women owned business to come in and [inaudible] sfpuc. it is a great opportunity because some are so small they have been able to grow their companies
and move up and bid other projects with the sfpuc. >> everyone i was talking about with any contractor [inaudible] and super markets and things like that and i realize the transition was on the sfpuc. he got that first job and knows about the paperwork qu schedule and still works on this type of job, but he works with general contractors that also did other things. pretty soon it is like he did that one and that one. it completely changed his business. >> my name is nancy [inaudible] the office manager and bid coordinator for [inaudible]
construction. worked on 10 plus puc, lbe contracts. today we are doing site maintenance on the [inaudible] chr site and currently the gentlemen behind me are working on every moving and basic specs of plants. in order to be success you need to work hard, bid low and keep a look at the sfpuc website for future bidding opportunity. >> this is a successful program because it provides opportunities to regional communities that might not have opportunities to work for large scale projects. the sfpuc is a fortunate agency we have a lot of capital program that span over 7 counties who also to see how some businesses like [inaudible] and bio mass started as small micro businesses grow and expand and
stay in the program and work on several projects before they graduate from the program. that is what warms my heart. >> my name is college willkerson, the principle for bio mass. bio mass has been in business since 2006. 3 partners. small businesses fill a niche but apply and being a part of the program helped us be more visible and show the city and county of san francisco we can also perform services. >> this program had tremendous impact to the region. in fact, the time we rolled the program out was during the recession. this has h a major positive impact and certified over 150 firms in the rejen and