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Famous Female Teachers

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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.

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?"
  • Laura Bush
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    Laura Welch Bush (née Laura Lane Welch; 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. Bush previously served as First Lady of Texas from 1995 to 2000. Born in Midland, Texas, Bush graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in education, and took a job as a second grade teacher. After attaining her master's degree in library science at the University of Texas at Austin, she was employed as a librarian. Bush met her future husband, George W. Bush, in 1977, and they were married later that year. The couple had twin daughters in 1981. Bush's...  more
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States of America

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  • Margaret Hamilton
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    Margaret Hamilton may refer to: Margaret Hamilton (nurse) (1840–1922), American nurse in the Civil War Margaret Hamilton (educator) (1871–1969), American educator Margaret Hamilton (actress) (1902–1985), American film character actress Margaret Hamilton (software engineer) (born 1936), American software engineer Margaret Hamilton (publisher) (born 1941), Australian publisher of children's literature...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1902-1985)
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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  • Maxine Waters
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    Maxine Waters

    Maxine Moore Waters (née Carr, August 15, 1938) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Waters is currently in her 15th term in the House, having served since 1991. She previously represented the state's 29th district (1991–1993) and 35th district (1993–2013). She is the most senior of the twelve black women currently serving in Congress, and she chaired the Congressional Black Caucus from 1997 to 1999.Before becoming a U.S. Representative, Waters served in the California State Assembly, to which she was first elected in 1976. As an Assemblywoman, she advocated divestment from...  more
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America


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  • Roberta Bondar
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    Roberta Bondar

    Roberta Bondar (; born December 4, 1945) is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. After more than a decade as head of an international space medicine research team collaborating with NASA, Bondar became a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific, and medical communities. Bondar has received many honours including Companion of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, over 28 honorary degrees, induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, the International Women's Forum Hall of Fame and has her own star on Canada's Walk of Fame....  more
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada