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Ryan James Wins VA Milken AwardRyan James (VA '17) | Lucille M. Brown Middle School | Richmond, VA | Nov 15, 2017
STEM education has center stage today at Lucille M. Brown Middle School. The morning assembly is packed with dignitaries, including Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Steven R. Staples and Virginia Secretary of Education Dr. Dietra Trent, who are visiting to celebrate the school's accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and math. But there's another reason for the event—and it includes a big surprise for one outstanding educator! When Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken presents social studies teacher Ryan James with Virginia's 2017-18 Milken Educator Award and $25,000, the educator's life is forever changed. Follow along in the photos below.