Teachers are real-life heroes, and no one knows that better than Quinta Brunson. The showrunner not only plays an educator on her hit ABC comedy, Abbott Elementary, but she also grew up being raised by her mother who was also a teacher. Since the show’s inception, Brunson has used her newfound platform to advocate for teachers, and while at the Time100 Gala on Wednesday, she called for educators to get paid more, Time reports.