Oprah, John Legend, J.J. Abrams, Bill Gates On Their Favorite Teachers

10/04/2010 12:17 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The White House's new TEACH Campaign features videos of prominent Americans sharing the teacher or teachers that inspired them most.

Who made the difference for you? Share your favorite teacher below.

Bill Gates says, "There wouldn't be a Microsoft without what they did." The software pioneer shares the teachers who mattered most.


Oprah reflects on her first day of school with her favorite teacher.


According to John Legend, "Great teachers convince the class they're on a mission." See the singer discuss the English teacher that had an impact on him.


T.V. and film mogul J.J. Abrams dishes on the passionate professor that inspired him.


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