Lynchburg Teacher Surprised With Checks & Certificate

Lynchburg, VA - A big surprise for a Dunbar Middle School teacher Friday in Lynchburg as he found out he's been named one of Virginia Lottery's "Super Teachers."

Thomas Foster teaches eighth grade earth science and a former colleague actually nominated him for the contest.

He's one of eight chosen from Virginia, and he gets a pretty good chunk of change: $2,000 for himself and $2,000 for his class.

"A huge surprise. I was recommended for it but you know there are so many great teachers in Virginia, you don't think you are going to win. When I saw that, I was really taken aback," said Foster.

The money for his class will go to decorating the room and supplies.

As for his winnings?

Foster says he's going to have to talk to his wife.