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Ann Marie Rooney,a teacher at William B. Ward (Credit: Rory Glaeseman)

Ann Marie Rooney,a teacher at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle, won on LIVE with Kelly and Michael top teacher award. (May 1, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney to appear on 'Live With Kelly and Michael'

Anne Marie Rooney, a New Rochelle teacher, appears on "Live with Kelly and Michael" and won top teacher. The William B. Ward Elementary school will receive a new playground and Rooney will get a new home backyard from LIVE. (May 1, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney,a teacher at William B. Ward
(Credit: Rory Glaeseman)

Ann Marie Rooney,a teacher at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle, won on LIVE with Kelly and Michael top teacher award. (May 1, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney, a teacher at William B.
(Credit: "Live with Kelly and Michael")

Ann Marie Rooney, a teacher at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle, appeared on "Live with Kelly and Michael" as one of five finalists for the popular TV show's Top Teacher award. (May 1, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney, a teacher at William B.
(Credit: LIVE with Kelly and Michael)

Ann Marie Rooney, a teacher at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle who appeared on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, won the top teacher award. (May 1, 2013)

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Ann Marie Rooney,a teacher at William B. Ward
(Credit: LIVE Kelly and Michael)

Ann Marie Rooney,a teacher at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle appeared on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and won the top teacher award. (May 1, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney, a teacher at William B.
(Credit: LIVE with Kelly and Michael)

Ann Marie Rooney, a teacher at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle appeared on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and won the top teacher award. (May 1, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney, a special education teacher at
(Credit: Meghan Murphy)

Ann Marie Rooney, a special education teacher at New Rochelle's Ward Elementary School, reads a book about fish to her students as she holds hands with first-grader Javen Ohizep. Rooney's classroom was filmed Thursday because she is one of five nationwide finalists in the "Live with Michael and Kelly" Top Teacher Search contest. Her work will be featured on the show May 1, and Rooney will be interviewed. (April 18, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney, a special education teacher at
(Credit: Meghan Murphy)

Ann Marie Rooney, a special education teacher at New Rochelle's Ward Elementary School, was filmed in her classroom because she is one of only five nationwide finalists in the "Live With Michael and Kelly" Top Teacher Search contest. Her work will be featured on the TV show Wednesday. (April 18, 2013)

Students at William B. Ward Elementary School in
(Credit: Rory Glaeseman)

Students at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle are dismissed. Many are excited waiting to see their teacher Ann Marie Rooney on the TV show "Live With Kelly and Michael" on Wednesday morning. (April 30, 2013)

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Students at William B. Ward Elementary School in
(Credit: Rory Glaeseman)

Students at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle are dismissed. Many are excited for a chance to see their teacher Ann Marie Rooney on the TV show "Live With Kelly and Michael" on Wednesday morning. (April 30, 2013)

Students at William B. Ward Elementary School in
(Credit: Rory Glaeseman)

Students at William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle are dismissed. Many are excited for a chance to see their teacher Ann Marie Rooney on the TV show "Live With Kelly and Michael" on Wednesday morning. (April 30, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney, a special education teacher at
(Credit: Meghan Murphy)

Ann Marie Rooney, a special education teacher at New Rochelle's Ward Elementary School, was filmed in her classroom as one of five nationwide finalists in the "Live With Michael and Kelly" Top Teacher Search contest. Her work will be featured on the TV show Wednesday. (April 18, 2013)

Ann Marie Rooney, a special education teacher at
(Credit: Meghan Murphy)

Ann Marie Rooney, a special education teacher at New Rochelle's Ward Elementary School, talks with student Marie Alvarez during a restful moment after her kindergarten and first-grade class has returned from physical education. Rooney is one of five nationwide finalists in the "Live With Michael and Kelly" Top Teacher Search contest. Her work will be featured on the TV show Wednesday. (April 18, 2013)

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