Howard Middle School felt like William McKinley High school on Thursday.
William McKinley is only a fictional school on the musical television series, "Glee," but its star visitor was the real deal.
Dot-Marie Jones, known as Coach Shannon Bieste on the prime time series, surprised her step-daughter's chorus class with questions and answers, as well as some life advice.
"I didn't start acting until I was 27," said Jones. "It's never too late, never say never, and don't let anybody tell you you can't do something."
Jones has been nominated for an Emmy for her work on "Glee" for the past two years.