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Janice Yee Villanueva

Family: Mike Villanueva- husband of 12 years, Daimon David- 10 year old son, Seth Atomos – 9 year old son and Zachary Pedro- 5 year old son.

Past Experience: Started working with children at age 15 as an after-school program teacher/teacher’s assistant ; taught in the Sacramento Unified School District as a first and second grade teacher for 6 years ; transferred over to the Natomas Unified School District to become a Reading Specialist for 1 year; taught second/third grade for 4 years after becoming a Reading Specialist.

Current Position: The owner of MILE Preschool LLC (opened in 2005); Head Teacher for the Universal Preschool (a free program for all 4 year olds who reside in West Sacramento ) for 6 years; curriculum specialist for both programs and teacher for the Pre-Kindergarten program.

Education: BA in Child Development ; MA in Language and Literacy ; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a Crosscultural, Language & Academic Development emphasis ; Reading Specialist Credential. All degrees and credentials were obtained through California State University , Sacramento . Participant in CARES Plus Yolo County for 3 years and trained in CSEFEL.

Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with her family especially watching her 3 boys play soccer, basketball and martial arts; loves running with friends; serving at the church; loves visiting and relaxing with family in San Francisco.

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Danielle Ritter

Family: Jon Ritter – husband of 16 years, Austin 10 year old son.

Past Experience: Started working with children at age 15 as a summer camp instructor and swimming coach; taught Physical Education to 1st graders and Music for Children as part of CSUS course work.

Current Position: The owner of MILE Preschool; Head Teacher for the 2-3 year old Preschool program; Head Teacher for the afternoon Universal Preschool (a free program for all 4 year olds who reside in West Sacramento).

Education: Obtained many professional growth hours in various subjects offered by the Yolo County Child Care Planning Council, participant in the YOLO CARES program for 3 years, over 32 Early Childhood Education Units, and a BS degree in Social Sciences from Portland State University.

Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with family on bike rides and trips to the ocean, running with friends, and being involved in various youth activities within our community.