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Julie Francesconi Named March Teacher of the Month by SchoolsFirst FCU, ABC10 and Sacramento State
[March 24, 2023]

Julie Francesconi Named March Teacher of the Month by SchoolsFirst FCU, ABC10 and Sacramento State

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union serving school employees and their families, in partnership with ABC10 Sacramento and Sacramento State's College of Education, today announced that Julie Francesconi, who teaches Introduction to Journalism, Advanced Journalism, and CP English 9 at Granite Bay High School in the Roseville Joint Union School District, has been named Teacher of the Month for March 2023. In place for 20+ years, the Teacher of the Month program is a community enrichment initiative designed to highlight Greater Sacramento area teachers who are making a difference in the lives of their students and families.

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With seven years of teaching experience, Ms. Francesconi focuses on the unique gifts and talents of each of her students.

"There is a lot of beauty in seeing people do what they are created to do," Ms. Francesconi said. "I ty to celebrate my students' unique voices, especially through their writing, and note their good character when I see them being a good friend or giving encouragement to others."

"Students thrive when they have dedicated teachers like Ms. Francesconi who help them develop both knowledge and character," said Josh Smith, Vice President of School and Community Relations at SchoolsFirst FCU. "As an organization that serves school employees and their families, we're committed to supporting the educational community through programs like Teacher of the Month."

As part of being recognized as Teacher of the Month, Ms. Francesconi will receive $1,000 from SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and will be eligible for the title of Esquire IMAX ABC10's Teacher of the Year award, including a $5,000 prize, which will be announced at a special awards program early next year.

To nominate a local teacher in the greater Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto area for an upcoming Teacher of the Month, please visit

About SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is the fifth largest credit union in the country. Serving school employees and their families, the organization is dedicated to providing World-Class Personal Service and improving the financial lives of its Members. Today they serve more than 1.2 million Members with a full range of financial products and services - from savings and loans to investment, retirement and insurance products. SchoolsFirst FCU was founded in 1934, when 126 school employees pooled $1,200 and established a Member-owned cooperative to help improve each other's lives. In 2022, the Credit Union reported nearly $28 billion in assets and remains the largest credit union in California. For more information about SchoolsFirst FCU, visit

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