Teaching is a great career for those who want to make a difference. It develops interpersonal skills, public speaking and creative thinking; qualities that can also be found in some of our favourite celebs. In fact, before fame and glory, these 8 celebs used to lesson plan, mark, and hold parent-teacher conferences.
1 International superstar, Hugh Jackman, is famously known for playing Wolverine. Before becoming a household name and donning Wolverine’s claws, Hugh Jackman worked as a gym teacher in Australia.
2 Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, known for his good looks and photobombing skills, hasn’t always been in politics. Before following in his famous father’s footsteps, he was a high school drama teacher.
3 Known as the wizard behind the wonderful world of Harry Potter, Rowling spent countless hours bringing Potter and friends to life in a small café in Edinburgh. While abroad, Rowling mastered the art of writing as an English teacher.
4 Co-founder of the rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons is known for his outrageous costumes, and on-stage antics. Before becoming one of the world’s most iconic rock stars, he taught elementary school.
5Before the Clintons were a political dynasty, Bill, the 42nd President of the United States, taught Law at the University of Arkansas.
6Sylvester Stallone had plenty of time to get into character for Rocky. Years before filming the hit movie, he taught PE.
7Billy Crystal, the King of Comedy and prolific Oscar host, wasn’t always famous. While starting his career as a comedian, he worked as a substitute teacher.
8America’s sweetheart and country crooner, Sheryl Crow, perfected her strings as a music teacher in an elementary school classroom after graduating from college.