Lady Gaga Is The Coolest Substitute Teacher Ever In This New Ad, And It's All For A Good Cause

"Are you the real Lady Gaga?"

Imagine being a middle schooler and learning your substitute teacher for the day is none other than Lady Gaga. That's exactly what happened to students at Walter Reed Middle School in Hollywood, and it's all to promote Gaga's new partnership with Staples to support a good cause.

"I'm here to promote a positive learning environment," Gaga says in a new ad for the campaign. "I want kids to love themselves, fearlessly."

To help make that happen, she and Staples are raising money for DonorsChoose.org — which helps teachers pay for projects and supplies — as well as Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. As Adweek points out, research has shown that 99.5 percent of teachers use their own money for supplies, spending an average of almost $500 in a year.

Staples has already donated $2 million to the causes through its Staples for Students program, and it's also running a contest to win a $50,000 scholarship, and a trip to Las Vegas to see Gaga perform and meet her. You can donate to the campaign in Staples stores or at StaplesForStudents.org.

It's just one of several ways Gaga has been giving back lately. Earlier this month, she teamed up with Starbucks to offer four new drinks to raise money for her Born This Way Foundation. Before that, she spent her Thanksgiving weekend visiting homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City.

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Learn more about Gaga's campaign in the ad below:

(H/T: Billboard)

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