The nominations for the award, “The Most Hated and Evil Teachers in Books” are:
1. Miss Dolores Umbridge for her role in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix . She is best known for the abusive blood-quill punishment.
2. Mrs Gorf in Sideways Stories from Wayside School . This mean teacher turns students into apples.
3. Miss Viola Swamp in Miss Nelson Is Missing . Miss Swamp takes discipline to a whole new level.
4. Miss Agatha Trunchbull for her role in Matilda . She is a headmistress who hates children and comes up with unduly severe punishments.
And the award goes to...
Miss Trunchbull for her treatment of the students at Crunchem Hall Academy. Her punishments include swinging little girls by their pigtails, throwing children out of windows and locking naughty students into a dark cupboard called “The Chokey”, whose walls have broken glass and nails sticking out of them. If you want to know how the formidable Miss Trunchbull is vanquished, pick up a copy of Matilda by Roald Dahl today!