Wendy Tickel is a special needs teacher at Belmont Elementary School.
LIVE's "Top Teacher Week" honors 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.
From the pool of semi-finalists, LIVE's viewers will determine the five finalists by voting now through April 28.
Following an on-air announcement on April 29, the finalists will travel to New York City the week of May 12-16 to be on the show.
The educator chosen as the 2014 Top Teacher will be announced on LIVE the week of May 19.