8. Math teacher and cheerleading coach Ms. Cobb
Freshly-graduated new teacher Baye Cobb struggled a great deal in her first months at John Mac. Ultimately, her dedication and determination to not give up on her students (or herself!) combined with the fact that she unabashedly wears her heart on her sleeve made viewers (and us) fall in love with her.
Read Ms. Cobb's bio here.
Next: This quote from the President Barack Obama.