While school might not look the same this year, teachers are still giving their all and then some. With that in mind, we thought there’d never be a better time to pay tribute to the hardworking educators keeping it all afloat. So we’re revisiting our all-time favorite teachers from film and television and pitting them against each other in a battle of the books.

A host of iconic profs duked it out in Round 1 (which you can check out here), and now we’re down to the best of the best for Round 2. Vote for your favorite picks below, and check back soon to see who made the cut in Round 3.


Mrs. Krabappel vs. Sean Maguire

Edna Krabappel has been with us almost as long as “The Simpsons” has, from 1990 until the death of the character’s voice actor, Marcia Wallace, in 2013. To call Edna long-suffering is to put it lightly; after all, she had to teach Bart Simpson fourth grade for more than 20 years. She may be a chain smoker and she may sometimes get a bit tipsy on the job, but Edna is a portrait of resilience: always on the lookout for new love, and always telling it like it is.