Mrs. Douglas is a 5th-grade teacher at Derry School and is Ben Hanscom, Bill Denbrough, Beverly Marsh, Stan Uris and Richie Tozier's teacher, along with Henry Bowers, Belch, Victor and Patrick Hockstetter. Like most of the adult residents of Derry, she is somewhat aware of Derry's past and that there is something wrong with the town but refuses to talk about it and also has forgotten about It, therefore not believing in it. She is also aware that Patrick Hockstetter is a psychopath and keeps him away from the female students. Ben also has a mild crush on her which develops after he helps her out one January afternoon.