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Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank
Biographical information
Title(s)

Professor

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Grey

Skin colour

White

Affiliation
Occupation

Substitute professor of Care of Magical Creatures (before 1994 - ?)

Loyalty

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Professor Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank was a substitute Care of Magical Creatures teacher. She was a witch with close-cropped grey hair and a very prominent chin. She was first met by Harry Potter's batch in 1994, taking over lessons when Professor Rubeus Hagrid was unable to teach. She taught the class again in part of the next school year when Hagrid was away on a mission for Albus Dumbledore.

Harry trusted her enough to ask her to heal his owl Hedwig when she was injured in 1995. She was brusque in her replies to inquires of Hagrid's whereabouts.

Biography

Early life

Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank was born, given to her elderly appearance, quite a long time ago, exact date is unknown. She presumably sat for O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s in her youth, in order to have her current job, and likely achieved a high grade in Care of Magical Creatures.

Hogwarts substitute teacher

1994-1995

Staff

Professor Grubbly-Plank and other teachers listen to a new teacher for the Defence Against the Dark Arts, Dolores Umbridge.

Professor Grubbly-Plank took over Rubeus Hagrid's lessons during January 19 94, because Hagrid was indisposed after the defamatory article about him written by Rita Skeeter. She taught the students about Unicorns. When Hagrid resumed teaching in early February, Grubbly-Plank was no longer required and she left.

1995-1996

As Hagrid was absent in the beginning of the next school year, Grubbly-Plank was temporarily put in charge of Care of Magical Creatures again. She led the first years across the Lake on the enchanted boats, which was usually Hagrid's responsibility.

When Hedwig was hurt when returning from London on 7 October 1995, Harry asked Grubbly-Plank to heal her, which she did without much difficulty. Grubbly-Plank passed Dolores Umbridge's (then-High Inquisitor of Hogwarts) inspection without incident while she taught her students about Bowtruckles and gave out a homework assignments, to sketch and label

Grabbly-Plank, McGonagall and Snape

McGonagall and Snape welcome Professor Grubbly-Plank.

a drawing of one. After Hagrid's return on the 7 November, Grubbly-Plank was relieved of her duties again. When Hagrid planned to leave Hogwarts at the end of this school year, he implied that Grubbly-Plank would take on the class full-time. When he ran away from Umbridge and the Aurors, it is unknown whether she returned to teach Care of Magical Creatures for the remainder of that school year.

Personality and traits

Plank

Grubbly-Plank at Hogwarts.

Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank is a very competent teacher, passing even Dolores Umbridge's inspection without incident (though Umbridge was disappointed by her expressing approval of Dumbledore). She seems always level-headed, cheerful and efficient, and claims to be very happy with the way Dumbledore runs the school. Many of the students, Gryffindors included, feel Professor Grubbly-Plank is a somewhat better teacher than Hagrid. Harry, Ron and Hermione do not admit this, however, simply because of their close friendship with Hagrid. Professor Grubbly-Plank also seems to have a bit of respect for Hagrid as she is never seen criticising his teaching skills and complimented his training of the school Thestrals. She is also known to smoke a pipe.

Behind the scenes

Appearances

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Care of Magical Creatures
The Monster Book
Professors: Silvanus Kettleburn · Rubeus Hagrid · Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (substitute teacher)
Textbooks: The Monster Book of Monsters · Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts: Hagrid's Hut · Forbidden Forest · Care of Magical Creatures classroom
Creatures studied: Hippogriffs · Flobberworms · Salamanders · Blast-Ended Skrewts · Nifflers · Unicorns · Thestrals · Bowtruckles · Crups · Fire crabs · Knarls · Kneazles · Porlocks



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