[Note: An earlier version of this article was published on Aug. 5, 2015]
If you’re lucky, you’ll have at least one — and hopefully more — teachers who will leave an indelible mark on your life as you move through school. And hey, some of them might even be fictional.
Television is a prime source of inspirational classroom figures, educators that impart crucial knowledge about English, History, and even Physical Education, not to mention general life lessons. Joining their ranks this week are the crew of female educators featured on TV Land’s new comedy, Teachers, executive produced by Alison Brie–who knows a thing or two about the importance of education after spending six seasons at Greendale Community College.
To inspire these teachers in their own quest to inspire young minds (and become contestants on The Bachelor), we’ve assembled a list of 12 of our favorite TV teachers. Pay attention: class is now in session.
Teachers premieres Jan. 13 at 11 p.m. on TV Land