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Chynna Mela is a senior journalism student at Temple University and an SC Campus Representative. She can usually be found planning her fall wedding to Harry Styles, attempting to become the female version of Perez Hilton, or eating peanut butter straight from the jar. Check out more posts by her here.

It is a known fact that a teacher can make or break a class, and students in our favorite TV shows and movies always seem to be having a grand ol’ time at school. Side note: they also always have an odd amount of time to do activities before class such as meet friends for breakfast and run errands. What time does school start in these places? 3PM?! Regardless of what time school starts they all have one thing in common: their teachers RULE. From the hottie to the wacky, from the rocker to the drinker, here is my ultimate teaching staff:

1. Principle Holland: 10 Things I Hate About You

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Writing erotic fiction at her desk won’t earn her any nominations for principle of the year, but at least you know that she will keep an open mind. Plus she has a knack for coming up with adjectives to describe all sorts of things.  Hit her up for pep rally slogans, a spicy college recommendation letter, etc. However, don’t ask her for any book recommendations unless you want to be pressured into borrowing her copy of 50 Shades of Grey.

2. Mr. Fitz: Pretty Little Liars

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This one is for pure visual reasons. Who cares what subject he teaches? He doesn’t even have to teach. Just stand there Mr. Fitz. I am also not advocating having a relationship with your teacher.

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Yeah. go ‘head Aria. Do your thing girl.

3. Professor McGonagall: Harry Potter

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Professor McGonagall can morph into a cat which automatically gained her a spot on this list, but she also has a few other qualities that deemed her a super-cool teacher. The best type of teachers are ones that secretly always root for the students, and Professor McGonagall supported the holy trio of the Wizarding World from start to finish. Plus she guarded Hogwarts like a total BAMF in the final movie (if you don’t get chills at the video below you will never get your letter from Hogwarts).


4.  Coach Car: Mean Girls

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He kept his lessons short and sweet, and gave out free condoms. Miles more than I can say for any teacher I’ve had in 22 years of life.

5. Coach Whitey Durham: One Tree Hill

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If you are not familiar with One Tree Hill please follow the steps below:
2. Search One Tree Hill in search box
3. Start from season 1
4. Binge watch for weeks on end while writing down every record Peyton plays and every quote Lucas recites
5. Demand an explanation from your mother regarding why you were not born in Tree Hill
6. Return to this post

Now that we are all caught up it is easy to understand why Coach Durham would be a part of this hybrid teaching staff. He is a sweet old guy that offers good advice, keeps booze in his desk drawer, and just wants to win a few basketball games. Precious.

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6. Dewey Finn: School of Rock

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A teacher that teaches rock music. A teacher that hands out classic rock CDs to listen to as homework. Look, I’m not saying that 95% of the world needs to visit his classroom, but I’m not saying that 95% of the world doesn’t need to visit his classroom  The performance he organized with his class should be enough credentials to land him a job at Harvard Law.

7. Ms. Halsey: Bad Teacher

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Isn’t there a saying that goes something like “The best way to learn is to learn from other people’s mistakes”? Right? If not, she nails her student’s with dodge balls when they answer incorrectly. At least they won’t be wimpy.

8. Mr. Feeny: Boy Meets World

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Because who else could reign in these hooligans and form an actual teaching staff?

What Fictional Teacher Would Be On YOUR Ultimate List?

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