Gallery: Favorite Teachers in Pop Culture

Earlier this week we brought you some of Mr. March‘s best and funniest moments on How To Rock. Today, we continue our celebration of teachers who rock by going over some of our favorite ones from other TV shows and movies.

Who wins the award for favorite teacher in pop culture? We’ve got some great contenders: Harry Potter‘s Dumbledore, Mean Girls Ms. Norbury, Glee‘s Mr. Schue, and The Vampire Diaries‘ Alaric Saltzman.

Check out the photo gallery below to see how each teacher made an impact on the characters’ lives. Have you had a teacher who has changed your life? Now that it’s time to go back to school, let’s talk about the difference the head of the class can make in your overall school experience. Leave a comment below!

Dumbledore, Harry Potter

The head of Gryffindor House, the Headmaster of Hogwarts, Dumbledore (played by the late Richard Harris and Michael Gambon) was not only a teacher but a great influence on Harry Potter's life as the young wizard grew up at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

Ms. Norbury, Mean Girls

Mean Girls' Sharon Norbury played by Tina Fey, is a funny and nice teacher who tries to convince Cady to stay away from the Plastics and join the Mathletes instead. She definitely has Cady's best interest at heart.

Photo Credit: Paramount

Mr. Schue, Glee

Played by Matthew Morrison, Mr. Schue is the dedicated director to the glee club at William McKinley High. He is so devoted to his students that he's given up shots at his own dreams to be with them as they achieve theirs.

Photo Credit: Fox

Alaric Saltzman, The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries' history teacher Alaric Saltzman, played by Matthew Davis, took time out of his schedule to help Jeremy Gilbert not feel like a failure in school in the first season and later on moved in with Elena and Jeremy when all their guardians died.

Photo Credit: The CW

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