Aug 28, 2016
Let’s go back to school – via the powers of TV. Pretty much every kid growing up in America longed to have a teacher as cool as some of the ones we’ll talk about.
Just like in your own school experience, some teachers were really profound. They inspired you. You remember them. You’d actually look them up when you go back to your hometown.
With 50 plus years of herstory – TV shows featuring women teachers as main characters or regular supporting ones – we’ve got quite a highlight reel. We’re paying extra attention today to extraordinary performances, positive messaging and quirky style. From Annalise Keating, Viola Davis' alter ego in "How to Get Away With Murder" to Hayley Mills in the forgotten "Good Morning, Miss Bliss." Credit the baby boom with bringing us our first fascinating high school adult role models in Room 222.