Average 4.57 based on 61 teacher ratings
Barb Wissmann is an English teacher at Chaparral High School located in Scottsdale, Arizona and part of Scottsdale Unified District. Barb Wissmann's 61 teacher ratings contributes to Chaparral High School's ranking of 100 in Arizona. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Chaparral High School is 3.99 stars.
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An exceptionally caring teacher who was very dedicated to individual student needs. Would highly recommend this class.

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Ms. Wissman and Chaparral in general make it a mission to intentional try to push kids out of the higher level classes early on. There is an increased amount of work and it makes it difficult for students to be involved in other activities and maintain high grades in honors classes. As another review mentioned, she has many assignments that have the purpose of making you fail the first time so that you are scared to fail the next time and remember your mistakes. I would not recommend Ms. Wissman

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Do not take this class. While I understand some students had a positive experience, many of the papers were "learn by failing". Teacher had bizarre rules, and a strange teaching style.

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You will struggle, but the life lessons you obtain from her class stick with you for life.

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Like most things in life, you get out of Mrs. Wissmann's class what you put into it. The first semester may be like no other class you have done before, but it will prepare you for years of writing to come. Stick with it even when the class is tough, you will be rewarded for your efforts.
P.S. The use of English skills doesn't end after high school. You will continue to use the skills learned in Mrs. Wissmann's class for like, ever.

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miss wissman be duh good teache but she also not teach
okei like i know this be sounding confuzzling but she know da stuf but she aint abile to teech it to dus students
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THis Teecher is not good, she should lerna eenglish

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THis teacher has been giving my kid a crapton of homework i recently caught my kid contemplating suicide as his workload is too high and wissmann does not teach her anything

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This is the best teacher I have ever had. Although her class is way hard, the end result is like nothing you have ever seen. She is the most wonderful and personable person who helps you in whatever you need and will always have a good laugh. If you are considering her class, don't miss one of the best opportunities of your life.

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Miss Wissmann is honestly one of the best teachers I've had. She's incredibly nice, and she helped me whenever I needed it. She gives you her personal contact to ask for help, even if you are struggling at 4 am to finish your essay. She'll introduce you to some great literature and will really teach you how to write a proper essay. Beware though, you will have lots of work and your grade may waver heavily, but if you work and and she thinks you deserve an A, you'll get one.

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I am in her class now, and she is AMAZING! She actually does care about their students, she always give us enough time for every essay and works, even though it is pretty hard. She is the Best Teacher I Ever Met In Chaparral, So Far!!!

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she is an amazing teacher who is a hard worker and she loves helping dem kids

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She really is a great person and cares so much about her students although her class is very difficult if you work hard and do the work relatively correct you will get an A

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Miss Wissmann was by far the worst person in my time at Chaparral! Going through her class was like traveling through the levels of Dante's Inferno. She is a great teacher and you will learn from her, but you might screw up your chances of having a social life in the process. "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."

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Best teacher ever!!!

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Best teacher you''ll ever have at Chaparral. Definitely take her class, and if you work hard, she'll give you an A.

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Absolutely AMAZING teacher who cares about every student's progress. Ms. Wissmann is available for help whenever and always explains thoroughly. She encourages everyone to get in touch with her if they have questions or need help. Her rigorous course prepares freshman extremely well for writing in the future.

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She is an amazing English teacher. A must for any bright freshman entering Chaparral.

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Wissmann is one of the best teachers ever. She genuinely cares about her students and will help you whenever you want. She gives you her PERSONAL CELL NUMBER that you can call or text whenever you need help. If you work, youll get an A.

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wissmann is incredible, one of the best teachers ever. even though her class is a lot of work, stick with it!!! i learned sooo much and she is an awesome person, and she's super funny. my favorite class freshman year!

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Wiissy is amazing! She is so dedicated and replied to my numerous texts every single time. She truly cares about helping you and there was not a single person in her class who worked hard and learned the material and didn't get an A.

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Even though the workload is hard, she teaches us so much. She's the bomb! One of my favorite teachers!

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Wissmann is Wissmann. It's a rite of passage for any freshman. Although her class might get on people's nerves, she legitimately cares about her students.

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The best teacher I've ever had! She will help you achieve what you want and deserve!! I'm am so thankful I stuck with the class!

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Best teacher I have ever had, and most likely the best teacher to have ever walked the halls of my school. Her class is hard, but she takes into consideration your effort and improvement when she gives out semester grades. Miss Wissmann taught me more about writing in one year than any of my other teachers have taught me all through middle school and elementary school. Her life is teaching, you can call/text/email her any time, she teaches you so much about high school in general. Take her class

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By far favorite teacher and best teacher at chaparral. She changed my views of high school and helped me throughout the year by passing essays and vocab. Hard but very enjoyable experience.

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Teaching is this woman's life and livelihood. She will respond to your text messages at four in the morning, and she will stay after school until four in the afternoon on Friday so you can have your questions cleared up. You will succeed if you give the class a conscience effort. She is an amazingly funny, inspiring, and knowledgeable person in her field, a rare type of teacher you will eternally cherish. They're not paying her anywhere close to enough, if there is such a thing for her work.

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She is a great teacher. Her class is hard, and requires a lot of hard work and time. But if you follow the academic writing rules, read the books, and learn vocabulary, you will do just great! She is funny and wonderful and you will have a lot of fun in her class, she will make you laugh, I guarantee it.

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AMAZING TEACHER... teaches the foundation of how to write an essay you will use for the rest of your educational career. if you have a question on what to write about, she will give you an entire outline. she really wants kids to succeed in her class.

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The workload is intense. Just try your best and you should do great.

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great teacher but hard, just recquires lots of work. shes always there to help if you need her. you will learn how to write a great essay in her class

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Awesome teacher :)

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Definitely a great teacher. I'll miss her class regardless of the hours of sleep I lost to her class. You'll get an A if you try so don't worry (I had a C and she bumped it to a 90)

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One of the best teachers at Chaparral. It's a difficult class and your constantly worrying about how low your grade is but with all the extra credit and a little help from Wissy i got an A.

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The class is really hard at first but don't get discouraged becuz it's super easy at the end of the year. She is so funny and this class really helped me develop as a writer.

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Missy Wissy! She is one of the best teachers I have had in High School. YEs, she's hard, but if you work hard you will get an A. I love how she focuses more on what you learn than what you write. :)

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VERY stressful and difficult class, but it provides the perfect transition into your first year of high school. She is a very kind and funny woman from who you'll learn much.

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if you didn't take english I honors with wissmann, you basically missed out on one of the best experiences of chaparral. the work load is intense but necessary. she is dynamic, hilarious, and brillian

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Wissmann is one of the hardest teachers i have had so far. She always helps you if you truly need it, but wants students to be independant thinkers.

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I found Ms. Wissmann to be a slightly eccentric, fun, and intelligent woman who did not improve my overall writing performance, but rather made me eager to learn. Some of her methods are questionable.

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MISS WISSMANN IS THE BEST!!! She will help you so ask because alot of people make the mistake of not asking her for help. She is super nice and will do whatever she can for you to help you!

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Its a really hard class, but worth it. 1st day of freshman year 1st hour i went in and took that summer reading test & nothing since has managed to throw me off balance. wissman's an amazing teacher

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Ms. Wissman is an excellent teacher. She even let's you call her at home if you need help with something, and then she gives you all the answers. She is a good teacher!

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helped my vocab and writing and overall work ethicSO MUCH.she cares so much about all of her students and is really hard in the beginning becuase she wants all the lazy kids to drop her class.its SO much work,but so worth it.

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she makes a student want to work hard. easily the best teacher ive ever had.

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she may seem hard at first and your grade may be low at first but almost everyone ends up getting an A if you actally work hard. JUST DO IT! shes an awsome teacher but the essays can get kinda scary.

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LOTS of work, but she improves your writing tremendously. After you fail all of your vocab tests and essays, she loads you up with extra credit opportunities. my report card says 38%, 42%, 27% 5000%..

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She is way too hard of a teacher. She is flunking 3/4 of the class and she gives essays every week.

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Wissmann I awesome!!!!!!!!! She is very hard but she is good.

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I LOVE WISSY *does vocab dance*

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i love wissy shes the best teacher ive had and ever will have DO NOT DROP

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Wissmann Represent!!! Best. Class. Evar.

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I love Ms. Wissmann shes the best teacher ever!

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BEST TEACHER EVER! She is extremely tough, and if what you write is not EXACTLY what she wants, u must rewrite it, but you can rewrite it infinitely!

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The best teacher I have ever had. And probably ever will have.

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the hardest teacher i've ever had, also the best teacher i've ever had.... does that say something to you??

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Greatest english teacher ever! she will teach you more about writing than any teacher ever will

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shes such a great teacher. shes tough, but ull learn a lot. 1st quarter is the hardest- she totally eases up, so its not worth it to drop after just 1 quarter

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Her class is tough, but you will learn so much. She lets you call her at home and do infinite rewrites. She is seriously one of the best teachers at Chaparral

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She's hard at first, then eases off

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Her class may not teach the fundamental rules of English, however, her abundance of originality is a willing trade. Conformity's remedy is here.

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she is a great teacher, but is certainly not easy. i think i learned the most in her class freshman year.

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