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Elisa Villanueva Beard

CEO, Teach for America

Elisa Villanueva Beard is CEO of Teach for America. She joined the organization in 2001.

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The Power of Partnership in Texas

McAllen holds some of the richest values and cultures in the country. But 25 years ago, it wasn’t the norm that someone would graduate from a high school in my hometown and head off to college and especially out of state — much less that they’d become a CEO one day.