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Abbott Elementary creator and showrunner Quinta Brunson plays second grade teacher Janine Teagues on the mockumentary. Gilles Mingasson/ABC hide caption

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'Abbott Elementary' creator Quinta Brunson finds humor and heart in the classroom

Brunson stars as a rookie second grade teacher in an under-resourced public elementary school in the new mockumentary. Brunson says she conceived of the show with her mother — a teacher — in mind.

Abbott Elementary creator and showrunner Quinta Brunson plays second grade teacher Janine Teagues on the mockumentary. Gilles Mingasson/ABC hide caption

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'Abbott Elementary' creator Quinta Brunson finds humor and heart in the classroom

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From WHYY in Philadelphia