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8 Celebrities who used to be teachers

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1. Gene Simmons
The bassist of Kiss taught sixth grade in Harlem before he became the world’s most famous bass-playing demon. Simmons was fired for replacing the works of Shakespeare with Spiderman comics, which he thought the students were more likely to actually read.


2. Sting
Before he became a star with The Police, Sting taught English, music, and soccer at St. Catherine’s Convent School.

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3. J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter author worked as an English teacher in Portugal as she plotted out the early adventures of her young wizards.

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4. Mr. T
It was hard for Chicago students to be fools when it came to gym class in the mid-1970s. I don’t pity those kids. That would be AWESOME!

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5. Sylvester Stallone
Did you know you were seeing a matchup of tough-guy teachers when you watched Rocky III? When Sly was attending the American College in Switzerland during the 1960s, he worked as a gym teacher to earn extra spending money.

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6. Billy Crystal
The comedian worked as a junior high substitute teacher on Long Island while he waited for his career to take off.

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7. Stephen King
Although he initially had to work in an industrial laundry after his college graduation, the horror master eventually found a teaching job that paid a cool $6,400 a year at the Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine. King wrote Salem’s Lot while living in a trailer and working this job during the day.


8. Sheryl Crow
She was an elementary school music teacher at Kellison Elementary School in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton.
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