A Tampa teacher is among the top five vote-getters in Oprah Winfrey's
effort to identify a new host for "Your Own Show:
Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star." Entrants had to prepare a video
and audition at a Kohl's department store for a chance to win. Dr.
, a language arts teacher at Young Middle Magnet School
Science and Technology in Tampa, was one of those eager contestants and
entered to have her own show. Her show idea is to host a teacher
reality show that features what happens in the day-to-day life of a
teacher and in the classroom, showcases reenactments and highlights
Tucker-Wick's energetic video entry has
gained the hearts of fans across the country since the contest launched
on May 14.
"I'm a passionate teacher. I
love to teach with all I have," says Tucker-Wicks. She says she thinks
her idea for the show would do well because every human being can relate
to having a teacher and believes that every human being has had a
teacher touch his/her life.
"I've received a lot of support,
people reaching out to me with words of encouragement, different
organizations, pastors and it's just been wonderful and I'm looking
forward to the results."
Viewers can vote for their favorite
videos until Saturday, July 3. To vote for Tucker-Wick, click here
Dr. Phyllis Tucker-Wicks, Young Middle Magnet School