OCEANSIDE - A teacher from Oceanside was featured on "Live with Regis and Kelly" this morning.

Penny Ellis, a special education teacher at Oceanside High School, has been selected as one of the top five finalists for the "Top Teacher Award."

Those who nominated her say her mission is to make sure every child has the skills to be successful and efficient.

The teacher who wins the award will be given a check for $20,000 to go toward their school.