Allen & Allen Presents Award to 2006 Virginia Teacher of the Year

ALLEN LAW FIRM PRESENTS AWARDS TO 2006 VIRGINIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Richmond, VA, October 21, 2005

Friday night, at a banquet held at the Virginia Crossing Resort, Deborah Goforth, Librarian at Courtland Elementary School in Spotsylvania County, was selected among eight regional winners as The Virginia Teacher of the Year. R. Clayton Allen, an attorney with Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, pres ented Ms. Goforth with a $2,500 check in recognition of her significant achievement.

Ms. Goforth was chosen a regional winner from a group of 62 outstanding teachers in Region Three. Other Regional Teachers of the Year include:
Donald M. Felice from Manchester Middle School in Chesterfield County; Mary E. McAllister from the Mary Peake Center in Hampton; Stephen Scholla from Oakton High School in Fairfax County; Carla Hunt from Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Thomas Fitzpatrick from Breckenridge Middle School in Roanoke; Linda Fowler Davis from St. Paul School in Carroll County, and Deborah Ketchum from Randolph Henry High School in Charlotte County.

Ms. Goforth stated that she is honored to be Virginia Teacher of the Year, and she looks forward to sharing her passion for education and
learning with others throughout the state.

The Allen Law Firm is proud to continue its tradition of supporting the Teacher of the Year Program.