More Teacher Appreciation Week posts! Today, Book Clubs Staffer Mia shares some of her favorite teachers from literature.
A sampling above, we’ve got Minerva McGonagall and Miss Nelson! More from Mia:
Professor McGonagall from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. I love all of the Hogwarts professors, but Professor McGonagall has a special place in my heart because she is fair, she has high standards, and while she’s not looking to be the students’ favorite, she is always supportive of them when they need it most. Her secret competitive streak also cracks me up, especially in relation to Quidditch. (Substitute “football” for “Quidditch” and all these reasons are also why she reminds me of my favorite high-school English teacher.
Miss Nelson/Miss Viola Swamp from the Miss Nelson seriesby James Marshall. Miss Nelson is the sweetest teacher in school, and her class totally takes advantage of her.
So it’s a delightful relief when Viola Swamp, a substitute teacher with a legendary reputation, shows up to whip the class into shape.