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 Imperial Beach Teacher Named Classroom Hero

Nancy Sandoval from Oneonta Elementary School has been honored by San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), as part of SDCCU Classroom Heroes.

Sandoval teaches 4th grade at Oneonta Elementary School in Imperial Beach.

She was nominated by several people, including her students, who offered many reasons why she was a Classroom Hero, including: "…because whenever she hears a problem or sees a problem or sees someone in need of help, she helps us all in many ways;" "…because she wants us to succeed in life;" "…because she is a super leader and she teaches us how to be a leader too;" and "Nancy Sandoval is an amazing teacher whose passion for teaching is evident in the way she makes learning a fun and positive experience."

SDCCU Classroom Heroes is a program held in partnership with iHeartMedia, Inc. San Diego.

"SDCCU is proud to recognize amazing teachers like Ms. Sandoval who go above and beyond in the classroom to inspire students and make learning fun," said SDCCU president and CEO Teresa Halleck. "We encourage educators, parents, students, and the community to nominate a deserving teacher today!"

Sandoval received a $500 SDCCU Visa gift card, plus she was recognized as a Classroom Hero on a billboard in her community.

SDCCU and iHeartMedia San Diego are proudly recognizing "Classroom Heroes" throughout 2017. Teachers, students, parents, and the community are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher by visiting

San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego's largest locally owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside, and Orange counties.