Top educators to be honored on "LIVE"
This morning, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced "LIVE's" sixth annual "Top Teacher Week," which recognizes standout educators from across the nation. From May 4-8, "LIVE" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.
Nominations can be made through "LIVE's" website or Facebook page. All teachers are eligible, from public or private schools, and from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Individuals or groups may nominate them. The deadline to apply is April 15.
From this pool of applicants, four finalists will be chosen to travel to New York and be featured on "LIVE" May 4-7. Following their appearances, viewers will have the chance to vote for their favorite, and Friday, May 8, the educator who has received the most votes will be named this year's winner live on air.
Over the years, "LIVE" has honored a number of talented teachers. Previous winners include Stacie Starr from Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio (2014); Suzette Steward from Cinco Ranch Junior High in Katy, Texas (2013); Bryan Sawyer from Karigon Elementary School in Clifton Park, New York (2012); Penny Ellis from Oceanside High School in Oceanside, New York (2011); and "LIVE's" first Top Teacher winner, Donald Dye from Belmond-Klemme Junior/Senior High School in Belmond, Iowa (2010).
For more information or to submit a nomination, viewers can visit "LIVE's" website at http://livekellyandmichael.dadt.com/topteacher/search/.