1. Mr. T, gym teacher in Chicago
Before he pitied the fool, he pitied the students who couldn’t do the climbing rope.
2. Roger Ebert, University of Chicago
The late Ebert started out as a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago before pursuing film criticism full time. However, he never actually left the school, serving as a lecturer for the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. Wonder if he graded his papers based on the “thumbs up, thumbs down” scale?
3. Kal Penn, University of Pennsylvania
Back in 2007, Kal Penn, also known as Kumar from “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” was a guest instructor at Penn.
4. Jon Hamm, John Burroughs School
Before he was dishing out life lessons to colleagues as Don Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men,” Jon Hamm taught eighth-grade acting at his alma mater in Ladue, Mo.
5. Gene Simmons, Emily Dickinson School
The KISS bass guitarist taught sixth grade back in the early 1970s.
6. Sylvia Plath, Smith College
7. Sheryl Crow, Kellison Elementary School
In the 1980s, every day was a winding road for Sheryl Crow, when she taught elementary music during the day in order to sing with rock bands on the weekends.
8. Stephen King, Hampden Academy
Imagine the added horror of getting a bad grade when your teacher was Stephen King!
9. Andy Griffith, Goldsboro High School
He taught English and apparently helped to create the high school’s marching band.