Today, “LIVE! With Regis and Kelly” students vote as teachers honored


Today, “LIVE! With Regis and Kelly” hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa announced that they’re heading back to school this spring – not to attend classes, but to reach out and show their appreciation for a very special group of people: America’s teachers.

From May 17-21, 2010, “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” will salute teachers from across the country during the show’s first “Top Teacher Week.” And it’s “LIVE’s” viewers who will have the chance to nominate the best and brightest educators in their community for the honor.

“LIVE” is looking for teachers who make a difference in and out of the classroom, who make their students’ lives better, the school better, or just those who go over and above to serve their community as a whole.

Nominations can come from individuals or groups, and must include the teacher’s name, the name of the school where he or she works, and, most important, what makes that teacher so unique and special. All teachers are eligible, from public or private schools, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2010.

Nominations can be made by mail or online. Further details are available on “LIVE’s” website,

“LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” is executive produced by Michael Gelman, and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York, “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” airs every weekday morning in more than 200 markets across the country.

(source: ABC)