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  •  Made With Pride In Duncanville - April Honorees




    Wafa Husein, the Library/Media Specialist at Smith Elementary, is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Teacher selection for the month of April. Ms. Husein was nominated by Vickie Echols.


    • Has a great sense of humor and always willing to help teachers
    • Launched morning announcements on video
    • Set up and implementing new technology tools in the classroom
    • Fostering positive relationships with students, families and community members
    • Created a library that serves as an inviting, professional and busy hub for students, staff and the community




    Amber Siddiqui, a sophomore at Duncanville High School, is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Student selection for the month of April. She was nominated by Tia Simmons.


    • A clarinet player who has made the All-Region band for the past four years
    • Member of Health Occupations Students of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Interact Club and Student Council
    • Volunteers in the community helping doctors check vital signs at local homeless shelters on a monthly basis
    • Participated in an internship at UT Southwestern called H-Prep



    Veronica Guillen, Instructional Bilingual Aide at Merrifield, is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Staff selection for the month of April. Ms. Guillen was nominated by Nina Price.


    • Despite a series of challenging circumstances, volunteered to help students and teachers before becoming a full time employee
    • Goes above and beyond her job by helping with carnivals, creating engaging bulletin boards, treats for teachers and exciting holiday door decorations. Some materials paid for out of her own pocket.
    • Exhibits a commitment to student learning by assisting teachers with challenging students
    • Does it all with a smile and a kind spirit!