Average 3.67 based on 30 teacher ratings
Carol Hovey is an English teacher at Livermore High School located in Livermore, California and part of Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Carol Hovey's 30 teacher ratings contributes to Livermore High School's ranking of 827 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Livermore High School is 4.06 stars.
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I never had a class with Ms. Hovey-- I mainly knew her as the director of every play and musical LHS put on. She is amazingly talented, dedicated, passionate, caring, wise, and has a knack for bringing people together. LHS is so, so, so lucky to have her.

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Ms. Hovey is an amazing director and our school is really lucky to have her.

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Ms. Hovey is an amazing teacher and director. She is passionate about drama and art, not so much English so if you have her in English, you wouldn't have the same impression that i did. she is a lil bit bipolar sometimes, but otherwise, she is very nice and warm and sweet. she can pick favs though. She gives wonderful speeches to us drama kids and always cried at the end, so whoever said she doesn't connect emotionally, can go punch a wall because that's a lie!

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She reads directly from the book and doesn't explain things well overall a bad teacher.

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Never had her as a teacher, just as our play director. She is passionate about theater and tries to expose us to a variety of plays during our time at LHS. Her favorites always get lead parts show after show, even if not deserving and regardless of seniority. Others have a very tough time getting cast or earning decent parts even with hard work and outside training. Casting process is painful. Bad behavior is too often overlooked. Cast mates became my second family!

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She is good at technical aspect of theater but does not give direction. You have to figure it out yourself. She does not connect emotionally with her students. Very business like and cold.

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Hovey is amazing! She puts on the best productions around, and (so far) is the best director ever! I must thank her profusely for helping me to become stage manager, and for introducing me to Les Mis, the greatest thing ever! She's only strict if you're being stupid, so it's your fault, not hers! She made high school very enjoyable for me! :) Her English kids need to wise up and show her respect, but she deserves every bit she gets from her casts and crews!

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She's an amazing director, but as a teacher she teaches as if the kids were two. Reading a single sentence in a textbook and then taking 5 minutes to explain every one is noneffective and demeaning.

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she is an amazing drama teacher..she expects alot from her freshman, and while I was in her class my freshman year I hated it, but I learned alot. Hovey is and will always be one teacher I love.

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I hated her as a english teacher but as a drama teacher I think she did well. I didnt have her for drama but from the look of plays and what not i think she did a very good job.

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i have so much respect for her and everything she has ever done for me. and i TAd for her, and all the people who didnt like her english class were the kids who didnt do any work. she is by far my fav

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good drama teacher, but i cant stand her english class. she gives us to much work and never gives enough time to do it.

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She is such a patient woman. I have a great deal of respect for her.

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shes a great director and good drama teacher, but you should only tkae her class if your serious about acting, its not an easy A class like most think it is.

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She is pretty cool but so many of her students don't respect her at all which isn't fair.

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didnt like her

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She's a great drama teacher and a great director. I don't know what you guys are talking about. Very caring and understanding.

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i am the fastest kids at getting work done and she doesnt give us enough time to do work. she teachs more drama than English.

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She's always there for her students when it comes to doing shows and hw at the same time. She is very understanding as well. She is a great director as well.

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kind spastic and not an effective director at all. i have had a lot of experience doing plays (at least 40) & at least 25 different directors and she was worst

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....i'm glad i transfered to honors english. ugh...she just talked and talked..no one could get her to shut up!

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She is a great director with alot of experience. She is extremely patient with rude students. She is very talented and dedicated.

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vocab. vocab. vocab. overall nice &humane, but obsessed with romeo &juliet. i used to like the story, &now i can't stand it. & the flashcards were horilible.

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This woman used to be an awesome director when it came to musicals but she sucks royally now! I mean come on, give us some direction once in a while!

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She is a really good drama teacher! Especially if you love drama..then she'll love you..her daughter is really mean though

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Drama. It's SOOOOO easy and the other kids are SOOOO dumb that I pity myself for having to listen to her explain what motivation is every time we do something!!!

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there are tests every other day and spontanious assignments Due in 20 minutes that take 40 min.

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A lot of people that complain about her are the people that don't shut up in her classes. She's stuck teaching freshman english, but her drama classes rock!

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looses random papers and assignments nobody knows about are due at undeclaired moments

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