The Top 25 Most Memorable Movie And Television Teachers Of All Time

A Look Back At Our Most Entertaining Educators From Movies And TV

It’s back to school season, and what school year would be complete without a look back on the teachers who raised us. Grab your pens, pencils and erasers for a walk through the school of The Top 10 Movie And Television Teachers Of All Time!


#1: WALTER WHITE // BREAKING BAD

Walter White is one of TV’s most iconic chemistry teachers, but perhaps for the wrong reasons.


#2: EDNA KRABAPPEL // THE SIMPSONS

Mrs. Krabappel earns her namesake for every episode she appears in on ‘The Simpsons’


#3: MR. FEENY // BOY MEETS WORLD

Mr. Feeny despite being the bane of Cory Matthew’s school experience, made for an excellent role model.


#4: MS. FRIZZLE // THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS

Ms. Frizzle taught her class in unique, fun ways that definitely required more permission slips and insurance than parents or good sense would allow.


#5: MR. GARRISON // SOUTH PARK

Mr. Garrison had a unique teaching style, bad - but uniquely so.


#6: MR. KOTTER // WELCOME BACK, KOTTER

Everyone loves a teacher with a good sense of humor!


#7: MELVIN B. TOLSON // THE GREAT DEBATERS

Teaching is about what challenges your students to grow!


#8: ANNALISE KEATING // HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Though she might not follow real world law, her students certainly get more exposure to murder cases than most!


#9: THE ECONOMICS TEACHER // FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?


#10: PEGGY HILL // KING OF THE HILL

Peggy taught as much as she could in-between propane prepared meals.


#11: MISS HONEY // MATILDA

If you take on Ms. Trunchbull and win, you make our list!


#12: JOHN KEATING // DEAD POETS SOCIETY

Oh captain, my captain!


#13: MR. HOLLAND // MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS’

A better ‘Musical Studies Are Important’ movie there is not.


#14: WILL SCHUESTER // GLEE

One of the most fun, musical teachers in modern TV!


#15: DR. HENRY WALTON “INDIANA” JONES, JR. // INDIANA JONES

Mr. ‘It belongs in a museum!’ himself is technically a Professor of Archeology.


#16: JAIME ESCALANTE // STAND AND DELIVER

Knows how to reach the kids!


#17: MS. OTHMAR // PEANUTS

A great teacher, if you can understand her.


#18: MRS. PUFF // SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

We count boating school as school. Deal with it.


#19: ERIN GRUWELL // FREEDOM WRITERS

Inspiration to students, and to audiences!


#20: LOUANNE JOHNSON // DANGEROUS MINDS

A teacher with guts!


#21: WILLIAM FORRESTER // FINDING FORRESTER

You’re the man now, dawg!


#22: KEN CARTER // COACH CARTER

Gym teachers are teachers too!


#23: PRINCIPLE JOE CLARK // LEAN ON ME

Great teacher, greater man.


#24: TERRENCE FLETCHER // WHIPLASH

Obsessive, sure. But talented? Absolutely.


#25: MR. CHUCK NOBLET // STRANGERS WITH CANDY

Just the worst. Memorable but terrible.


Honor Roll Mentions!


Dewey Finn // School of Rock

The Professors Of Hogwarts // Harry Potter

John Kimble // Kindergarten Cop

The Nutty Professor

Professor X // X Men






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