Osborn Hill School third-grade teacher Kristin Golia appeared Friday morning on the national television talk show "Live! with Kelly," where she was honored for being a finalist in the show's "Top Teacher Search."

Golia and four other teachers are competing for the distinction, which includes a $25,000 gift to the teacher's school and a new car for the teacher.

During the broadcast, Golia spoke with Kelly Ripa, the show's host, and Miami Dolphins football star Reggie Bush, who was Ripa's co-host Friday.

The winner will be determined by online voting, which began Friday morning on the TV show's website:


The winner will be announced on Tuesday morning's program. In this area, the show is broadcast at 9 a.m. on New York's WABC-TV, Channel 7, and Hartford's WFSB-TV, Channel 3.

For being a finalist, Golia won an electronic instruction package for her classroom and an all-expenses-paid trip to a resort in Fiji, according to the release.