Oceanside teacher gets top honor

A teacher from Oceanside beat out four other educators as part of a nationwide search for Teacher of the Year honors. Oceanside High School teacher

OCEANSIDE - A teacher from Oceanside beat out four other educators as part of a nationwide search for Teacher of the Year honors.

Oceanside High School teacher Penny Ellis was recognized as the top teacher in the country by talk show hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa.

In capturing the award, Ellis also won Broadway tickets, a trip to Italy, a new car and $20,000 for her school.

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