Richmond Public Schools, High School Teacher
Lyons Sanchezconcha teaches Spanish at Huguenot High School in Richmond Public Schools. In addition to his role as a teacher at Huguenot, Lyons also serves as an academic coach with the AthLife Foundation and works with the Early College Academy students in a partnership with Reynolds Community College. This is his third year at Huguenot, as he previously served there as a college adviser with the Virginia College Advising Corps.
Lyons also works at the Sacred Heart Center, a nonprofit organization that serves the Latino community of the Greater Richmond area, where he coordinates and facilitates after school programs for high school students in the Richmond City, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County school divisions. Lastly, Lyons collaborates with the Richmond Peace Education Center as a conflict resolution facilitator.
Lyons was born in Lima, Peru, but was raised in Northern Virginia. After getting his associate degree at Northern Virginia Community College, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia. He has lived in Richmond since, and he loves everything about it! "Mr. S," as his students call him, is extremely passionate about service and education. He is honored to be serving on the VirginiaCAN Board!