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Jessica Villanueva (CA '16) | Second-grade teacher, Suisun Elementary School | Suisun City, CA
Date of Award: February 3, 2017
"Guess what? I'm coming home with a check for $25,000!" That's what teacher Jessica Villanueva told her husband when she called him from Suisun Elementary School on her big day. Jessica's surprise notification happened to fall on her husband's birthday—we're pretty sure this was one birthday present he's going to remember for a long time. Jessica's students thrive in her class, with all showing academic growth each year in reading, writing and mathematics.
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