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Al Carter - Algebra teacher at McFarland Unified
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Lisa Bloom - Ranchero Middle School
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Jamie Spencer - Slauson Middle School
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Carolyn Katsufrakis - West Middle School
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Joe McCollum - Los Olivos School District