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Famous Female Teachers

Updated June 14, 2019 43.1k views566 items

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.

List features people like Laura Bush, Simone dos Santos.

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?"
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      Barbara Radding Morgan (born November 28, 1951) is an American teacher and a former NASA astronaut. She participated in the Teacher in Space program as backup to Christa McAuliffe for the 1986 ill-fated STS-51-L mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger. She then trained as a Mission Specialist, and flew on STS-118 in August 2007....  more
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        Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and patent clerk. Nursing education was not very formalized at that time and she did not attend nursing school, so she provided self-taught nursing care. Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian work and civil rights advocacy at a time before women had the right to vote. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1973....  more
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