A school assembly this morning at Virginia Heights Elementary School in Grandin Village this morning was described to the staff as a chance to meet with Virginia’s Secretary of Education and other dignitaries. The real purpose – 3rd grade teacher Caroline Eschenbach, who in a surprise announcement was honored with a $25,000 Milken Education Award. Eschenbach can spend that check on whatever she wants to. Educators at up to 40 schools across the country will receive the Milken Award in 2018 – this will be the only one in Virginia.