Singer, Adele Tearfully Reunites With Childhood Teacher Singer, Adele tearfully reunited with the English teacher from her childhood. Adele had been asked about an influential figure in her early life during her live, An Audience With Adele concert, broadcasted by ITV. Describing her old teacher, Adele said, “I had a teacher at Chestnut Grove who taught me English, Miss McDonald. She was so cool, so engaging. She really made us care and we knew that she cared about us.” As she described her, Miss McDonald walked out from the crowd and joined her on stage, where they hugged and chatted.