Ashley S. Bland is surprised last Friday with a plaque and roses presented by Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, right, and Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney. She thought she was attending a Teacher Appreciation Week event at John B. Cary Elementary School when she was surprised with the Teacher of the Year Award.
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STEM teacher Ashley Bland surprised as RPS Teacher of the Year
Friday was a festive day in Richmond’s West End with the sounds of the 1965 hit “Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas playing as news crews began setting up in front of John B. Cary Elementary School.