If you never received your owl inviting you to Hogwarts, there’s still hope. And it’s in Oklahoma.
Enter Stephanie Stephens of James L. Capps Middle School in Oklahoma City, a self-sorted Hufflepuff who transformed her classroom into a Harry Potter extravaganza. The door to her classroom is set to look like Platform 9 3/4, the infamous entrance to the Hogwarts Express.
Inside, there’s a giant board with Harry’s signature lightning bolt scar and glasses, plus the Dursley fireplace with letters addressed to Harry flying out of it. Even the font on her organizational labels is similar to one associated with the storied series.
There’s also an area where students — who will earn “house points” for good behavior — can get sorted into Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin or Ravenclaw. There’s even a section with winged keys hanging from the ceiling, a nod to the flying keys in Sorcerer’s Stone, and a collection of “potions” like Amortentia, Flesh-Eating Slug Repellant and Veritaserum.
Quotes from the books line the walls, and the reading area has a sign that reads: “Books turn Muggles into Wizards.” Stephens’ husband posted the images on Reddit, where he told commenters that she teaches 6th through 8th grade special education.
“My students mean the world to me,” she told Good Morning America. “And I hope my enthusiasm for reading will transfer to each and every one of my kids.”
Sounds like she’s taken a note or two from Dumbledore on the importance of her students. See the magical classroom photos below.