Seeing that I cannot recall the last time I got to watch any of the shows I like, I learned yesterday the LOST character Dr.Ben Linus was an AP European History instructor before he crashed on the island. Hey, I am an AP European History teacher. The interesting thing about this show is its use of European historical people. The only two that are coming to mind right now are Rousseau and John Locke. (see link here)
In the alternate timeline, Ben was a high school teacher of AP European History. His lunch buddy was science teacher Leslie Arzt (the victim of the unfortunate, but hilarious, dynamite explosion in Season 1). The two of them did little but complain about their students and the administration.