Average 4.58 based on 30 teacher ratings
Brenda Fairbairn is a History teacher at Lafayette High School located in Williamsburg, Virginia and part of Williamsburg-James City Public Schools. Brenda Fairbairn's 30 teacher ratings contributes to Lafayette High School's ranking of 295 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lafayette High School is 3.98 stars.
3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
4
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty
5
Recommended
2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Had her for APUSH, and while the workload is absolutely suffocating, the actual class is fun and she tries her hardest not to make it so dull. Never seen her take a phone even when someone was obviously using one- don't know what the other student is talking about. If you're using it so often she takes it, it's your own fault.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

She was a wonderful AP US History teacher!

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Definitely the best teacher Lafayette has to offer. Many people don't like her but it's because they don't do their work and get bad grades. Loved every minute of her class, freshman and junior year. She is so knowledgeable and wants her students to do well.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
1
Exam Difficulty

Brenda Fairbairn was easily one of the best teachers I ever had at LHS. We were all incredibly prepared for the AP exam and she made sure of it. The only other teachers that really rival her there are Mr. Hailey and Hetzel.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

The most awesome teacher ever. Although some may say she is slightly biased toward girls, it is not so that it affects her teaching. Overall one of the best teachers i have had the pleasure of being a student. Thanks mrs. Faibairn.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

She is awesome! I love teachers that have a passion for their subject matter!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Really an amazing teacher. Very smart and makes whatever she is teaching interesting! My only complaint is she wouldn't tell us stories from her CIA days...

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

I love Mrs Fairbairn. She is the smartest person you will ever meet.

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Definitely knew her stuff and helped us learn a lot, but she was definitely not the favorite classroom personality. A bit biased against the y chromosome.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

As one of my first Lafayette teachers last year, she was a great intro. Her vast amount of knowledge, and sense of humor make for an entertaining but worthwhile class. Nothing but fond memories.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Her class can be hard if you don't study, but she's a very funny and intelligent woman. And she's like a saint compared to Mrs. Brooks (who she taught AP/Honors with when I took it.)

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Hey kids, you should have had her for English back in the old days (late 70s - before Lafayette)! "Raise your little paws in the air...". Used to play favorites (Forensics?); hope she outgrew that.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

We had a few difficult confrontations back in 1988, but ended the year on great terms, and I did well on the AP exam even though I was a lazy slob, so she must be great.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

You're a fabulous teacher! Yu make the class fun! Keep up the good work!

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

I learned a lot in this class but felt like I was being judged. Teachers shouldn't be condescending because a kid tries to look nice or be at all mainstream.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

GENIUS!! SHE IS A GENIUS!! She knows everything there is to know about anything! A GENIUS I tell you!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Graduated from LHS several years ago & I still remember Ms. Fairbairn fondly. Great teacher!

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Great teacher. I know we dont get along but you are one of the best history teachers I have ever had. Sorry for being impatient, and being a bug....

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Fairbairn rules! One of my alltime favorite teachers.

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

She is the best teacher of all those I've had. She is extremely knowledgeable in her area (& others), very witty, difficult but fair, and very professional. A++

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

All my friends have her, i have her for the school newspaper. She makes learning and workign fun.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Had her last year...A great teacher, very well informed...absolutely not ruled by the textbook. Changed things up frequently. I hated the textbook. Thank you!

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

her class is GREAT-- i'm learning so much while having a lot of fun

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Mrs. Fairbairn not only knows a lot about the subject she teaches but also makes it sooooo much fun. She wants you to excel in her class. She is a great teacher

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Keep up the good work, you are a swell teacher and I am so glad to be in your class. Pat yourself on the back:)

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Knows an insane amount about her subject. Her AP History class changed the way I evaluate information.

Similar history teachers like Brenda Fairbairn?

26 Ratings
19 Ratings
6 Ratings
Ms. Scully History
5 Ratings
3 Ratings

Learn more about Lafayette High School

5-star
70%
4-star
11%
3-star
8%
2-star
4%
1-star
4%
Based on 901 Ratings
Lafayette High School is a public high school located in Williamsburg, Virginia and part of Williamsburg-James City Public Schools. Lafayette High School is ranked 295 in Virginia. Learn More