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AP Ryan Sykes Joins Virginia's Milken EducatorsRyan Sykes (VA '19) | Carter G. Woodson Middle School | Hopewell, VA | Nov 06, 2019
The assembly at Carter G. Woodson Middle School is teeming with dignitaries, including Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. James Lane, Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and First Lady Pamela Northam. But why? Superintendent Lane is here to talk about project-based learning, but there's another reason for his visit—and it includes a huge surprise for one outstanding educator. When the Milken Family Foundation, represented by Dr. Candice McQueen, chief executive officer of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, presents Assistant Principal Ryan Sykes with Virginia's 2019-20 Milken Educator Award, the day becomes one the Hopewell community will remember forever.