Ryan James wipes away tears of joy has he holds an oversized check presented to him Wednesday by the Milken Family Foundation. With him are, from left, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples; state Board of Education President Dan Gecker; Laura Marshall, 2008 Milken honoree; Lowell Milken; Wade Whitehead, 2000 Milken honoree; Gov. Terry McAuliffe; and Dr. Stacy G. Gaines, principal of Lucille M. Brown Middle School.
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Inspiring 8th-grade teacher at Richmond’s Lucille M. Brown Middle School wins $25,000 national ‘Oscars of teaching’ award
The mystery and hush filling the gymnasium at Richmond’s Lucille M. Brown Middle School on Wednesday morning became a cacophony of cheers and applause when teacher Ryan James was announced the winner of the $25,000 Milken Educator Award.