Teachers are an integral part of everyone’s childhood. But growing up, there were probably some fictional TV teachers who were as much a part of your education as the ones who taught you in real life. What follows are some of the most inspiring teachers from television’s past and present. Smart, encouraging, and supportive, these characters captured our hearts from their sound-stage classrooms.
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This article was created as part of the social action campaign for the documentary TEACH, produced by TakePart's parent company, Participant Media, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates.