Hogwarts Teachers

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Hogwarts teachers play a large part in Harry Potter’s time at Hogwarts. While some Harry can trust, others he despises, and some, both. This article reveals a summary of each important teacher and how they fit into Harry’s story. 

Albus Dumbledore, former Hogwarts teachers of transfiguration and Headmaster.

Albus Dumbledore, former Headmaster

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore


  • Transfiguration (Before Harry’s time)
  • Headmaster

Exceptionally old and wise, Professor Dumbledore formerly owned the elder wand before Voldemort stole it from him. Dumbledore, even after his death, planned assistance for Harry with killing Lord Voldemort, mainly from Snape.

Rubeus Hagrid


  • Care of Magical Creatures: (years 3-7)
    Rubeus Hagrid, Hogwarts teachers of the Care of Magical Creatures

    Rubeus Hagrid, Hogwarts teachers of the Care of Magical Creatures

  • Keeper of Keys and Grounds (years 1-7)

Close friend of Harry, Ron, and Hermione throughout the entire series. He hatches a baby dragon as well as owns a three headed dog (Fluffy) during Harry’s first year.  In year two he’s suspected to have opened the Chamber of Secrets again (expelled from Hogwarts when he was at school for that incident) but was proven innocent.

Minerva McGonagall


  • Transfiguration: (years 1-6 and part of 7) 
  • Head of Gryffindor House (years 1-7)
  • Headmistress of Hogwarts (end of year 7)

Becomes Headmistress after Dumbledore dies before Snape takes command, and then after his defeat. McGonagall is known to be a strict teacher dedicated to the betterment of her students.

Serverus Snape, Hogwarts teachers of Potions

Severus Snape, Hogwarts teachers of Potions

Severus Snape


  • Potions: (years 1-5)
  • Occlumency: (5th year, teaches Harry to protect him from Voldemort)
  • Head of Slytherin House (years 1-7)
  • Headmaster of Hogwarts (most of year 7)

An enemy of Harry’s in his early years developed into a friendship and trust. This transition occurs when Harry learns that Dumbledore entrusted Snape with his protection. Snape was a Death Eater, and returns in book six to Lord Voldemort’s side. It is never revealed he was a spy for Dumbledore; Voldemort killed Snape because he controlled the elder wand. 

Other Hogwarts Teachers:

Herbology: Pomona Sprout (years 1-7)   Head of House Hufflepuff
Astronomy: Aurora Sinistra (years 1-7)
History of Magic: Cuthbert Binns (years 1-7)
Charms: Filius Flitwick (years 1-7) Head of House Ravenclaw
Apparition: Wilkie Twycross (7th years – 12 week class)
Arithmancy: Septima Vector (3rd years and up)
Divination: Sybill Trelawney (optional 3rd year – sacked fifth)
Muggle Studies: Charity Burbage (optional 3rd years and up)
Potions: Horace Slughorn (6-7)
Broom Flying: Madame Hooch (years 1-7)
Ancient Runes: Bathsheda Babbling (optional 3rd years and up)
Librarian: Madam Pince (1-7)
*Years are in relation to when Harry is at Hogwarts