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New elementary teachers joining the staff for Escalon Unified School District include, from left, Emily Blevins, third grade; Janally Juarez-Acosta, second grade and Terri Romero, fourth grade, all at Collegeville; Jennifer Schmidt, TK/kindergarten Farmington; Wendy Hougland, education specialist and Debbie Featherston, TK, both at Van Allen.

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