Balboa High School Teacher Receives Award for Impact on Students

A teacher at San Francisco’s Balboa High School is one of five recipients of a student-nominated award that recognizes educators at state public high schools.

English teacher Eric Wilcox received a Carlston Family Foundation Outstanding Teachers of America award for his impact on students.

The awardees are chosen after former students enrolled in or graduated from a four-year college or university nominate their high school teachers highlighting the qualities that made an impact in the classroom and on their personal lives.

For 15 years, Wilcox has taught classes including Advanced Placement Language and Composition, College Prep English and Speech and Debate at the school at 1000 Cayuga Ave. in the city’s Balboa Park neighborhood.