Lyons Sanchezconcha serves as the graduation coach at Huguenot High School in Richmond Public Schools. Having previously served in roles in college access, student-athlete advising, restorative practices, and as a classroom teacher, Lyons is passionate about expanding opportunities to students and families in Richmond, and across Virginia.
His passion for service extends beyond his career and into representation on various local and state boards. Lyons serves on the Advisory Board for Scholars Latino Initiative of Virginia, the Secretary for the Virginia College Access Network, and is appointed to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board for Governor of the Commonwealth, Ralph Northam. Lyons also previously served in an Equity Enrollment Commission for Richmond Public Schools and the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force for the City of Richmond. Currently, he is a part of the Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee and Culturally Inclusive Meals and Calendars Task Force with the Virginia Department of Education.
Lyons was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Northern Virginia. After getting his associate’s degree at Northern Virginia Community College, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia. Currently, Lyons is working on his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Richmond. He has lived in Richmond since 2016, and he loves everything about it! Furthermore, Lyons is incredibly proud to bring “la voz Latina” to the table as an advocate all across the state of Virginia and gets his inspiration from his loving and hard-working family. “Mr. S,” as his students call him, is extremely passionate about equitable education, and he is honored to serve on the Asian Latino Solidarity Alliance.