Bet You Didn’t Know These Famous Faces Used To Be Teachers

Before they made it big, they were molding minds.

Sydney Scott May, 09, 2017

Teachers have a tough job. They’re in charge of molding young minds and making sure that children have the foundation they need to move forward and become successful.

There are a few celebs who can relate. From Craig Robinson to Mr. T, these famous faces know just how hard and rewarding being a teacher can be.

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Before becoming one of our favorite doctors on Grey's Anatomy, Williams was a Philadelphia high school teacher. The actor taught English, African Studies, and American Studies.

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Prior to serving as the 44th United States president, Obama was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years. 

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Following her father's sudden death, Flack took a teaching job at 19, performing at night clubs in the evening and on weekends. 

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We pity the fool who skipped Mr. T's gym class because we bet it was pretty fun.

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In a 2015 Huffington Post article, Scott opened up about her days as a teacher and ways to prevent police assaults in school. 

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The comedian and actor was a Chicago music teacher before his big break. Robinson taught at Horace Mann Elementary in South Chicago and Henry Eggers Middle School.