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Vienna’s Wolftrap Elementary School gets $800,000 building from alumnus Chris Shumway

Candace Leyton was known as a tough, creative and funny teacher who connected with kids across the academic spectrum. She taught in Fairfax County for 30 years before she died of breast cancer in 2003. A technology lab at Wolftrap Elementary School is being dedicated in her name. (Peter Leyton)

So Shumway decided to make a little gesture in Leyton’s memory. A separate technology lab building at a cost of $800,000. Read more about this memorable teacher, and how she will continue to have an impact, in this great story by The Post’s Emma Brown on her Virginia Schools Insider blog.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.


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