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List of famous female teachers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female teachers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being teachers. There are thousand of females working as teachers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic teachers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a teacher then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female teachers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female teachers?" and "Who are the best female teachers?"
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Teachers
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Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is an American educator who was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2009. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Education from Southern Methodist University in 1968, and went on to get a Masters of Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Texas, Midland County, Contiguous United States, Midland, United States of America, + more

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Margaret Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Teachers
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Margaret Brainard Hamilton was an American film character actress best known for her portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's classic film The Wizard of Oz. A former schoolteacher, she worked as a character actress in films for seven years before she was offered the role that defined her public image. The Wicked Witch of the West was eventually ranked No. 4 in the American Film Institute's 2003 list of the 50 Best Movie Villains of All Time, making her the top ranking female villain. In later years, Hamilton made frequent cameo appearances on television sitcoms and commercials. She also gained recognition for her work as an advocate of causes designed to benefit ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1902-1985)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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Maxine Waters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Teachers
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Maxine Moore Waters is the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, and previously the 35th and 29th districts, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States Congress, and is a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Before becoming a member of Congress she served in the California Assembly, to which she was first elected in 1976. As an Assembly member, Waters advocated for divestment from South Africa's apartheid regime. In Congress, she was an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War. Waters was charged, and exonerated, by the House's subcommittee on ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Teachers
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Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific, and medical communities. Bondar has received many honours including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, over 22 honorary degrees and induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

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