Athena Davis Of Cleveland High Named Semi-Finalist For LIVE's Top Teacher

Friday, April 25, 2014

LIVE with Kelly and Michael hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Friday announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2014 edition of LIVE’s Top Teacher Search, and one of them is from the Chattanooga area.

In early March, LIVE announced the return of Top Teacher Week, a search to honor teachers from across the country for making their schools better, and for their service and commitment to their students and communities.  All teachers are eligible, from public or private schools, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.  

After receiving all of the nominations, LIVE’s producers selected the 12 semi-finalists whose names were announced on Friday’s show:

Athena Davis, English/AP English, Holocaust Literature, Cleveland High School, Cleveland, Tenn.
Kim Aneweer, 3rd Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake Elementary School, Spirit Lake, Iowa
Michael Cappello, Adaptive Physical Education, Dartmouth Public School, Dartmouth, Mass.
Lynnette Carr-Hicks, Choir Master, Uniondale High School, Uniondale, N.Y.
Ellen Eisele, First Grade, Barth Elementary School, Pottstown, Pa.
Cindy Hamblen, Special Ed/ERC Teacher, George Whitten Elementary School, Hendersonville, Tenn.
Joni Jameson, Language Arts/Social Studies, Archer High School, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Danielle Kephart, 5th Grade Science, The Divine Redeemer School, Ford City, Pa.
John Motchkavitz, Business Technology Dept. Head, Wm. A. Shine Great Neck South High, Great Neck, N.Y.
Stacie Starr, Intervention Specialist, Elyria High School, Elyria, Ohio
Nebojsa Stojkovic, Math Teacher, Walled Lake Central High School, Walled Lake, Mich.
Wendy Tickel, Special Needs Teacher, Belmont Elementary School, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
 

From the pool of semi-finalists, LIVE’s viewers will determine the five finalists by voting from 10 a.m. on Friday, to 5 p.m. on Monday.  Following an on-air announcement on Tuesday, the finalists will travel to New York City the week of May 12-16 to be showcased on LIVE with Kelly and Michael.   

The educator chosen as the 2014 Top Teacher will be announced on LIVE the week of May 19. 

 

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