Teachers do more than teach and instruct. They also motivate, inspire and equip students for life outside the classroom. Here, we look at 20 well known faces from the world of music, literature, stage, politics and even royalty, who went on to live their own dreams – 20 celebrities who once were teachers
1. Sting – Musician – English Teacher
Known as Gordon Sumner before achieving success in the music world, ‘Sting’ taught English at St Paul’s Middle School, Cramlington
2. Sheryl Crow – Musician – Music Teacher
Sheryl Crow taught music at Kellison Elementary School in Missouri, a role which enabled her to write jingles, paving the way for her solo music career.
4. Brian May – Musician – Maths Teacher
Legendary musician well known for being the front man with rock group Queen. A former teacher of maths at Stockwell Manor School, Brixton, London.
5. Bryan Ferry– Musician – Pottery Teacher
Achieved fame as vocalist and songwriter for ‘Roxy Music’ but started his career as a pottery teacher at London’s Holland Park School.