Allen and Allen Recognizes 2008 Virginia Teacher of the Year

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Recognizes the 2008 Virginia Teacher of the Year

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, is pleased to recognize Tommy R. Smigiel, Jr, who was recently awarded the honor of 2008 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Mr. Smigiel was awarded $2,500 on behalf of the Allen Law Firm for this great achievement in education.

Mr. Smigiel was also recognized as the Virginia Region II Teacher of the Year for 2008 and has taught in Norfolk Public Schools since 2000. Holding a B.S. from Old Dominion University and his Masters of Education from Cambridge College, he is currently teaching Earth Science and Teen Leadership at Norview High School. Believing that community service is part of a well rounded education, Mr. Smigiel has made this part of his curriculum. He encourages students to participate in neighborhood litter pick-up campaigns and volunteer service. Smigiel says he is dedicated to teaching with a “pay-it-forward” outlook.

Along with Mr. Smigiel, Allen and Allen recognizes the Virginia Regional Teachers of 2008: Tabitha L. Strickler of Colonial Heights High School, Charlotte (Dee) Strauss of George County High School, Suzanne W. Lank of Alexandria Public Schools, Susan P. Stanbery of Heritage High School, Susanne M. Dana from Blacksburg High School, Erin O. Wigginton of Pulaski County High School and Wanda R. Bass of Prince Edward County High School.

“Teachers are the often unsung heroes in our communities” said Clayton Allen of the firm’s involvement over the past fifteen years. “The Allen Law Firm is proud to support the tremendous contribution that teachers make and to recognize excellence in that field in the Commonwealth”.

The Allen law firm has been representing Virginians in their personal injury claims for nearly a century. They have offices located throughout Central Virginia in Richmond, Petersburg, Chesterfield, Fredericksburg, Mechanicsville, Garrisonville and coming soon to Charlottesville.