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Ryan James Wins VA Milken Award

Ryan 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.

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  • Richmond 2017 Terry McAuliffe Lowell Milken
  • Richmond 2017 Brown Middle School band
  • Richmond 2017 principal Stacy Gaines
  • Richmond 2017 Brown students pledge
  • Richmond 2017 district superintendent Thomas Kranz
  • Richmond 2017 former superintendent Lucille Brown
  • Richmond 2017 Virginia superintendent Steven Staples
  • Richmond 2017 Lowell Milken addresses assembly 2
  • Richmond 2017 Lucille Brown students spell 25000
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James reaction
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James reaction 2
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James Terry McAuliffe selfie
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James teary Steven Staples
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James check dignitaries
  • Richmond 2017 veteran Milken Educators
  • Richmond 2017 Terry McAuliffe addresses assembly
  • Richmond 2017 secretary education Dietra Trent
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James Lucille Brown congratulations
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James addresses assembly
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James media
  • Richmond 2017 veteran Milken Educators 2
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James Laura Lay network meeting
  • Richmond 2017 Ryan James Lowell Milken classroom
  • Richmond 2017 Lowell Milken Ryan James classroom students

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  • Welcome to the Milken Family! Enjoy the journey!

    Posted by Dr. Zona Jefferson (SC '96), 20/11/2017 9:53am (5 years ago)

  • Congratulations! Welcome to the Milken Family! ...and it doth not yet appear!

    Posted by Susan Buckson Greene, 16/11/2017 8:52am (5 years ago)

  • Congratulations and welcome to the family. IL 90’. Your life is about to change. Enjoy!

    Posted by Sheila Bowens (IL '90), 15/11/2017 12:20pm (5 years ago)

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