Lyons Sanchezconcha teaches Spanish at Huguenot High School in Richmond Public Schools. In addition to his role as an educator, 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 fifth year at Huguenot, as he previously served there as a college advisor with the Virginia College Advising Corps.
Since 2018, 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, as well as serves on the Culture Team.
His passion for service extends beyond his career and into his board service. Lyons serves on the Advisory Board for Scholars Latino Initiative, Social Chair for the board of the UVA Club of Richmond, and Secretary for the Virginia College Access Network. In July of 2020, Lyons was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Virginia Latino Advisory Board. Most recently, he is a member of the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force for the City of Richmond.
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 with the Asian Latino Solidarity Alliance of Central Virginia!