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Top Ten Surprising Celebrity Teachers

"Barack Obama"

To become a popular teacher, you’ve got to be acquainted with how to grip a crowd. Perhaps that’s why these celebrities commanded their classrooms earlier than finding recognition.

"Jon Hamm"
Jon Hamm

The handsome Mad Men star was infringement high school hearts as a play teacher at John Burroughs High School in St. Louis. In fact, Jon Hamm educated The Office’s Ellie Kemper, who at the present stars with Jon Hamm in Bridesmaids. Viewing off his teacher skills and constant remembrance of students, Jon Hamm yet commented Ellie’s triumph in a Sun-dance conference: “It’s really cool to see them blossom and find their own way in.”

"Sylvester Stallone"
Sylvester Stallone

One of the major celebrity action/adventure statistics of all time, Sylvester Stallone is as well as director, producer, screenwriter and previous teacher. The Rocky and Rambo star survived boarding schools and an extraordinary education school for “problem children” as a child, and then enrolled in beauty school later than high school graduation. Sylvester Stallone dropped out of beauty school to be present at the American College of Switzerland, where Sylvester Stallone studied play and worked as a gym teacher.


Back when the celebrity Sting was known as Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, the Grammy award-winner grew up in Wallsend, in northeast England. Sting worked anomalous jobs later than high school in anticipation of he enrolled in the Northern Counties College of Education. As he followed local music gigs, Sting also worked as a teacher for two years at St. Paul’s First School in Cramlington, England.

"Barack Obama"
Barack Obama

The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, worked as a community organizer, lawyer and law school lecturer later than graduating from Columbia University and Harvard Law School. In fact, up in anticipation of just four years earlier than running for president, Barack Obama was a constitutional law professor and senior lecturer at the University Chicago.

"J.K. Rowling"
J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling has completed a destiny off of her imaginary world of the Hogwarts boarding school for witches and wizards, and the Harry Potter writer was actually a teacher herself. J.K. Rowling, who has been named the 12th richest woman in Britain, admits to having based some Harry Potter characters on her personal precedent teachers, and in the early 1990s, J.K. Rowling moved to Portugal after her mother died to teach English as a foreign language. J.K. Rowling was already writing Harry Potter at that time.

"Sheryl Crow"
Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow begun her passageway to celebrity in front of the classroom. She taught music at Kellison Elementary school in Fenton, Missouri while running on her music. After selling a “back-to-school” jingle and other songs, Sheryl Crow moved up as a songwriter for bigger brands, then sang backing for Michael Jackson previous to gaining celebrity in her personal right with “All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun” and other hits.

"Art Garfunkel"
Art Garfunkel

One-half of the enormously admired and socially critical folk singing group Simon and Art Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel was born and raised in Queens, New York. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met in sixth grade in Queens, although they did not liberate their first official record as Simon and Art Garfunkel until 1964, after Art Garfunkel had earned a graduate degree in mathematics. Art Garfunkel taught math in Connecticut constant as he enjoyed achievement as a singer.

"Robert Frost"
Robert Frost

Robert Frost the iconic poet of works like “The Road Not Taken” and “Fire and Ice” was born in San Francisco, CA, in 1874. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Robert Frost back home to job and for a time, helped his mother as a subordinate teacher. Later than attending Harvard for two years and running as a farmer, Robert Frost worked as an English teacher in New Hampshire. For the rest of his life, Robert Frost would write poetry and teach English at assorted schools, including at Amherst College in Massachusetts and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

"Roberta Flack"
Roberta Flack

This singer, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, may have taught Lauren Hill a fixation or two with her original “Killing Me Softly” but Roberta Flack in addition taught English and music to students in North Carolina and Maryland. Later than graduating from Howard University at 19, Roberta Flack turned to teaching later than her father’s death. Roberta Flack moves from the front of the classroom to center stage a few years later.

"Gene Simmons"
Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons, also recognized as “The Demon” during the prime of his career as a bassist with rock band Kiss, is acknowledged for his contentious lifestyle, performance style and music. But previous to Gene Simmons prepared it big, Gene Simmons taught sixth grade in Harlem, New York. Gene Simmons also speaks four languages: Hungarian (his mother’s native language), Hebrew, English and German.

Source: teachhub


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