2022-2023 LifeChanger of the Year Nominees

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Semo (Woodie) Taeatafa

Position: School Counselor
School: Bonita Vista Middle School
School District: Sweetwater Union High School District
City, State: Chula Vista, CA

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Amanda Medeiros

Position: Special Education Paraprofessional
School: William Collier Elementary School
School District: Lake Elsinore Unified School District
City, State: Wildomar, CA

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Amanda Beardsley

Position: Fifth Grade Teacher
School: Harvest Elementary School
School District: Delano Union School District
City, State: Delano, CA

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Kendra Zaragoza

Position: Resource Teacher
School: Lincoln Elementary School
School District: Lincoln Unified School District
City, State: Stockton, CA

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Lynn Conley

Position: Third Grade Teacher
School: Redwood Christian Elementary School
School District: Redwood Christian Schools
City, State: Castro Valley, CA

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Meghan Hein

Position: Second Grade Teacher
School: Twin Oaks Elementary School
School District: San Marcos Unified School District
City, State: San Marcos, CA

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Linda Mahdi

Position: Special Education Teacher
School: Crawford High School
School District: San Diego Unified School District
City, State: San Diego, CA

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Cynthia Shimasaki

Position: Retiring Science Teacher
School: Bonita Vista Middle School
School District: Sweetwater Union High School District
City, State: Chula Vista, CA

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Guillermo Gonzalez

Position: Math Teacher/University Advisor/Mariachi Director
School: James A. Garfield Senior High School
School District: Los Angeles Unified School District
City, State: Los Angeles, CA

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Michelle Bailow

Position: Tutor Connection Program Manager
School: San Diego County Office of Education
School District: San Diego County Office of Education
City, State: San Diego, CA

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