Roanoke has a new "Super Teacher" and he learned of his reward in surprise fashion!
Garden City Elementary School threw a surprise party of sorts for Matthew Miller.
Miller won a $2,000 cash prize as well as an additional $2,000 in classroom supply credit from the Virginia Lottery.
Miller had no idea he had won.
"My girlfriend said she had a surprise for me in June," Miller said. "But I didn't know what it was."
A special panel chooses eight "Super Teachers" annually in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Lottery said Miller's girlfriend, Shauna-Maria Andolina, nominated him.