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      Summerville teacher advances to top 5 in Kelly & Michael contest

      File photo: Green announced as semifinalist April 12

      SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Summerville Elementary School teacher advanced to the finals in the Kelly & Michael 4th Annual Top Teacher Search.

      Fifth grade teacher Kathy Green was named a finalist along with 4 other teachers from around the country.

      People can find out more about the teachers at the Kelly & Michael website.

      The finalists were announced during a segment of Tuesday's show which was pre-empted due to the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.

      Green told the show she has been married for 27 years and recently had a daughter graduate from Clemson University.

      "Watching students learn{}new concepts is the highlight of my day.{}I enjoy shopping and reading mystery novels.{}My favorite color is green," she told the show.

      To read the letter submitted on Green's behalf, click here.

      The five finalists will travel to NY to appear on the show the week of April 29.{} The overall Top Teacher winner will be announced on Monday, May 6.

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