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This is a list of faculty members in Springfield Elementary.
Administration and Administrative staffEdit
Principal W. Seymour SkinnerEdit
Skinner is the principal of Springfield Elementary School. His birthname was Armin Tamzarian  until he joined the army and the real Seymour Skinner was killed, and he took his name. He struggles to control the crumbling school and is constantly engaged in a battle against its inadequate resources, apathetic and bitter teachers, and often rowdy and unenthusiastic students (Bart Simpson being a standout example). He often tries to exploit Lisa Simpson's genius to make the school look good.
Superintendent Gary Chalmers is the Superintendent of Springfield school district. Chalmers is a strict and largely humorless man, with a short temper and low tolerance for disorder or rule-breaking; his general manner and personality like that of a military officer. Whenever he visits Springfield Elementary, some sort of disaster strikes. He produces extreme anxiety in Seymour Skinner, who offers increasingly improbable stories to explain what is happening. Chalmers is known for throwing open the doors to the room and bellowing "SKIN-NER!!!" or "SEY-MOUR!!!", to which Seymour stammers "S-Superintendent Chalmers!". This has caused some paranoia in Skinner . On a few occasions he says Skinner's name this way when absolutely nothing has gone wrong, implying that he either pronounces Skinner's name this way by habit, or does it on purpose to scare him. He also on occasion pronounces similar sounding words (such as skimmers) the same way, which also results in Skinner reacting as if he heard his name.
Chalmers's own competence and dedication to his job are questionable. He let Ned Flanders allow the school to descend into anarchy when he was principal, freely admitting that he had fired Skinner for far less, explaining simply that "Skinner really bugged me." and in fact only fired Ned Flanders because he had mentioned praying to God over the intercom. He seems disturbingly unconcerned with the school's decline, saying that "the way America's public schools are sliding, they'll all be like this in a matter of months. I say enjoy it — it's a hell of a toboggan ride!" He also promotes people based on personal bias as opposed to actual competence, promoting Principal Holloway, described by Skinner as a "drunk" and Chalmers as a "pill-popper", to assistant superintendent, overlooking the efforts made by Skinner to improve his school's standing. he is from Utica, NY. 
Leopold is Superintendent Chalmers' assistant. He is a large, surly, snarling man with eyebrows. When Principal Skinner had to be temporarily replaced, Leopold stomped in, issued several threats, and terrified the children, making them think he was the replacement, and then suddenly politely introduced the actual substitute, Ned Flanders. The children then collectively sighed with relief. This was repeated when Marge Simpson became a substitute teacher after all the teachers of Springfield Elementary went on strike . Leopold often refers to the children of Springfield Elementary as "little freaks".
State Comptroller AtkinsEdit
Comptroller Atkins has only made a handful of appearances. He was sent to deliver the basic assistance grant Springfield Elementary earned after Lisa cheating on a test brought the school's GPA up to the state's minimum requirement. Later, he moderated the elementary school band competition at the state fair. He planned to give Lisa the unusually large good sportsmanship award until he heard her call the first place band cheaters for using glow-sticks in their performance, at which point he said, "now I'm just going to be sick." . He is also on Lisa's list of interesting adults in Moe'N'a Lisa.
Edna Krabappel is a teacher in the fourth grade at Springfield Elementary. In some episodes she is shown as being a very bad teacher who doesn't care if her students, especially Bart, get bad grades. She is also known to be having an on again and off again relationship with Principal Skinner. Early in the series in Bart the Lover, Krabappel scoffed at the idea of dating Skinner because "...his mommy won't let him out to play").
In other episodes prior to "Grade School Confidential" when Edna and Seymour first started their public relationship, and in subsequent episodes where the two are separated and/or indifferent to each other, Edna's love life has been portrayed as running the gamut from simply being lovelorn as seen in "Bart the Lover" to displaying extreme, bar-hopping nymphomania, i.e., "Flaming Moe's", "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish", and "Future-Drama"
Elizabeth Hoover is the 2nd Grade teacher at Springfield Elementary. Miss Hoover has been worn down by her years in the public school system, and in Lisa Gets an "A" implies that she frequently drinks during lunch. She is very apathetic and bored with her job, and seems overwhelmed with stress, seeking whatever remedies she can to alleviate it. She is often seen smoking even while teaching, once even under a "No Smoking" sign in the assembly hall. Her desperate attempts to regain her stability include rushing out of class to recite "Calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean" with her eyes closed, and even, on two occasions, getting into her car and driving off.
She is in particular weary of dealing with Lisa's unbridled enthusiasm (though initially she seemed proud of Lisa) and Ralph's mishaps and inanities. A typical response to one of his difficulties is, "The children are right to laugh at you, Ralph." She was replaced by a substitute teacher, Mr. Bergstrom, when she thought she had Lyme disease. It turned out that her condition was psychosomatic, which the children thought that meant that she was both "faking it" and "crazy." At the beginning of the series, her hair was blue, which changed to red, then changed to brown (her current hair color).
Dewey Largo Edit
Dewey Largo, often mistakenly called "Prof. Ludwig", is the music teacher, whom Lisa credited with proving that any piece of music could have the soul sucked out of it. He is very uncreative and is a poor conductor.
He has not played a large role in the series, but was originally intended to be an uptight foil for Lisa, and her non-conformist ways. In one episode, however, in which Lisa first meets Bleeding Gums Murphy, he criticizes Lisa's creative freedom with the piece he is conducting, and blatantly hopes that the class won't suffer from her creativity. In one issue of the Simpsons comic, he is mentioned to be head of the school's "Talent Restraint Board". After the first few seasons, Mr. Largo was rarely seen and has only had speaking parts in approximately one episode per season, even though he is often an extra in crowds. However he has since resurfaced as a recurring character in the seventeenth season, making appearances in several episodes. His backwards push was noted in "Homer to the Max". When Lisa notes that some TV shows push characters into the background, Mr. Largo walks by the window.
In the 17th season episode "My Fair Laddy", after Willie left Springfield Elementary, the grounds-keeping work was passed on to the next lowest person employed at the school, which turned out to be Largo. In "See Homer Run", it was "visually suggested" that Waylon Smithers was caught in an act of impropriety (of a homosexual nature) with Largo and then verbally attempted to cover it up afterwards. Also in the 17th season in the episode "Homer's Paternity Coot" it is revealed that Largo was accepted to the Juilliard School, but never got the letter as it was frozen atop Mount Springfield. He ended up at Springfield Elementary instead.
Another interesting note is Mr. Largo has banned the "forbidden music" also known as "Pop Goes The Weasel". His last name is also an Italian word for a slow, broad musical tempo, a possible reference to the fact that he can make any piece of music uninteresting.
The school gym teacher, voiced by Tress MacNeille. First appeared in "Moaning Lisa", although her name isn't mentioned until "The PTA Disbands" (Her full name is also printed in The Simpsons One Step Beyond Forever!: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family ...Continued Yet Again). Mrs. Pommelhorst is seen sometimes in crowd shots, but rarely speaks. She has blond hair and usually wears a whistle and takes a tough-as-nails approach to teaching. In a more recent episode, "My Fair Laddy", she decides to go leave for the year and return the next semester as "Mr. Pommelhorst, the new shop teacher." Her name is very likely derived from a fixture in gymnasiums, the Pommel horse.
Coach Krupt, voiced by Hank Azaria, is a gym teacher who is obsessed with the game Bombardment, where he hits students with balls relentlessly, even ignoring medical orders that would prevent him from assaulting his students. He also plays this game with bread rolls in restaurants. He is the substitute teacher for Ms. Pommelhorst who is taking a leave of absence, because she's recovering from sex reassignment surgery. Krupt has a wife and two children, a boy and a girl. Coach Krupt was seen in the episode "My Fair Laddy". Coach Krupt returns in "Take My Life, Please."
Third grade teacher, introduced in "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade". Uncharacteristically for a teacher at Springfield Elementary, she doesn't seem as downbeat or exasperated as Edna Krabappel or Ms. Hoover, displaying a certain degree of cheerfulness, confidence and competence, at least until the buddy system fails. However, she had little tolerance for tattling, moaning, or crying, and will not hesitate to penalize them for it. This is directed mainly at the expense of honor students like Lisa Simpson, and is known to join certain students together, despite being blatantly oblivious to any possible animosity they made have towards each other. When she introduces the Simpsons kids to her class she makes a reference to their previous teachers and their faults (like Ms. Hoover's alcoholism).
Mr. Glascock is a teacher who becomes very upset when students make fun of his name and threatens to quit. Principal Skinner promises, after Bart becomes hall monitor and cleans up the corruption at school, that no one will ever make light of his name again. He is placate placated, until a jealous Lisa acts out and steals all the teacher's aids, causing the school to degenerate into a cesspool again.
Mr. KupferbergEditMr. Kupferberg is the French teacher who can't speak French, as exposed by Lisa. He is voiced by Hank Azaria. He spoke only within one episode, and appeared in after episodes.
An art teacher employed at Springfield Elementary. She has not actually been seen but there is pictures if you search her up, but she was briefly mentioned by Lisa at one point. It is implied that she smokes marijuana while on-duty, as Lisa, when she sniffed the smoke that was coming from Homer's medicinal Marijuana joint upstairs, said that it smelled like the art teacher's office.
First seen in the episode "Little Orphan Millie", Mr. Johnson is a third grade gym teacher at Springfield Elementary. He is an advocate of rope climbing, not only for physical fitness, but also for its real world applications. Quit unexpectedly when his students think his class is useless.
Coach Fortner is the P.E. teacher of fourth grade. He is mentioned by Bart as an alcoholic. He has never been seen or has spoken.
Otto Mann is Springfield elementary school's bus-driver. his main interests are heavy metal, and playing the guitar, which he revealed as 'the only thing he did as a child.' Otto Mann isn't a very good driver, nor does he have his license in many episodes. he was engaged once, and on his wedding day, his fiance said that he would have to stop playing heavy metal, which drives her crazy, but Otto dumps her and keeps his music instead. Otto is surprisingly close to the students of Springfield elementary school, mostly Bart. his catch-phrase is "all-right!" and he appears in appears in about 1/8 of the simpsons episodes. Otto also smokes Marijuana, and he is seen smoking with Homer, who needed it medically.
Lunchlady Doris Peterson (originally voiced by Doris Grau) is an overweight, middle-aged, and laconic worker at the Springfield Elementary School cafeteria. During school cut backs, she also served as the school nurse; when Superintendent Chalmers questions why a lunch lady is posing as a school nurse, she replies: "I get two paychecks this way". And in the episode "Much Apu About Nothing" she was seen as a mail carrier. She has served many distasteful things to the students, including whole beef hearts, horse testicles, and ground-up gym mats. She has been implied to have a relationship with Groundskeeper Willie, and her son is the Squeaky-Voiced Teen.
After Grau's death in 1995, Lunchlady Doris was retired out of respect for over 10 years. Due to the delay between recording some episodes and the time they actually air, Grau's voice was included in episodes airing as late as 1997 such as "Lisa's Sax". Lunchlady Doris then became a silent background character and was mostly been seen in crowds and groups of other faculty members. She continued like that until she speaks in the 18th season during "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer", where she is voiced by Tress MacNeille, and season 19's "The Debarted", where she is still voiced by Tress MacNeille but with a different voice.
Dr. J. Loren PryorEdit
Dr. J. Loren Pryor (Harry Shearer) is the school psychiatrist. He is based on an early design for Seymour Skinner. He first appeared in "Bart the Genius", and it was his decision to send Bart to the school for gifted children. He is also the one Bart goes to when he wants to go back to his regular school. In "Bart Gets an "F"", he tells Bart that he may have to repeat the 4th Grade. His voice saying this echoes around Bart's head. He then appears again, discussing Bart's problems at school and Lisa's special gift in a flashback sequence of "Lisa's Sax". In this episode he also (mistakenly) revealed that Milhouse Van Houten possesses "flamboyantly homosexual" tendencies. Pryor does not appear again until "See Homer Run", when he tells Lisa that she is going through a developmental condition. He then makes many other appearances.
Myra has only appeared once, in "We're on the Road to D'oh-where", as Principal Skinner's secretary.