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Jessica Villanueva Wins CA Milken Award

Suisun Elementary School  |  Suisun City, CA  |  Feb 03, 2017

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Jessica Villanueva calls husband

As her surprise Milken Educator Award notification comes to an end, second-grade teacher Jessica Villanueva calls her husband to share the good news: They are now $25,000 richer! Jessica's surprise Milken Award notification happened to fall on her husband's birthday—this is one birthday present he's going to remember for a long time.

In this series:  Jessica Villanueva (CA '16) In this photo:  Jessica Villanueva (CA '16)

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  • Jessica Villanueva with students before assembly
  • Suisun students wait for assembly
  • Suisun principal AnnMarie Neubert
  • Suisun district superintendent Kris Corey
  • California superintendent Tom Torlakson Suisun Elementary
  • Jane Foley Suisun Elementary
  • Jane Foley Suisun Elementary student 1
  • Suisun Elementary students eager to hear
  • Suisun Elementary students spell 25000
  • Suisun Elementary students wait to hear winner
  • Jessica Villanueva reaction
  • Jessica Villanueva overcome with emotion
  • Jessica Villanueva walks to front
  • Jessica Villanueva wipes away tears
  • Jessica Villanueva congratulations from Tom Torlakson
  • Jessica Villanueva acceptance speech
  • Jessica Villanueva Jane Foley Tom Torlakson
  • Jessica Villanueva check veteran Milken Educators
  • Suisun Elementary staff
  • Jessica Villanueva calls husband
  • Jessica Villanueva portrait

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  • Congratulations Jessica!!! That is so exciting and I am so happy for you. You are truly blessed in all areas of your life. From one educator to another, enjoy the accolades and the $$. Wish Ramon a Happy Birthday!!

    Posted by Christine Rayos del Sol, 04/02/2017 5:24pm (6 years ago)

  • As a former Suisun Elementary Teacher for 19 years, I am so thrilled that someone at my favorite school won this prestigious award. I also taught one of your teachers in first grade in the same room she's teaching in now.

    Posted by Bonnie Munkholm, 04/02/2017 1:06am (6 years ago)

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