I LOVE HER!! the amount of love that she is has for both her students and american sign language is incredible. she always tries to better help her students understand the language. She is one of the few teachers at the school that everyone likes. i have never heard one bad thing about her. ptak has her own way of seeing life differently than most and is great at putting it into perspective. She get sidetracked easily but is always able to turn it into a life lesson.
I have taken 3 years of ASL with Ms. Ptak and have loved every year! She's such a kind-hearted teacher who has a passion for teaching. Although she gets side tracked easily, it's always a good break to hear her stories about the Peace Corps. She's one of the calmest teacher's ever and doesn't have a problem with her students unless they don't pay attention (like any teacher). If you failed Spanish or any other foreign language, take ASL! You won't regret it!
After failing Trumbo's French class i honestly thought all hope was lost for me ever learning a second language. Then i found ASL! Ms.Ptak is VERY passionate about ASL and gives all her students the attention they need to learn the language! If you want to learn another language yet have trouble with it then Ms.Ptaks english class is the way to go!
Mrs. Ptak knows what she's talking about and it's very clear she loves when people learn the language. It is true that she's easily distracted, and though she's usually silent in case anyone Deaf is in her class when she starts talking she TALKS. She loves to talk about herself, but I don't mind because she always has something interesting to say.
She's great. I enjoy her class, the only down side is that I almost feel that she's trying to say that deaf people are better than hearing people. But other than that she's awesome! You learn A LOT even though she gets distracted easily. Love her!
Ms. Ptak is incredible. She taught me so much about ASL and life in general. She is always willing to work harder than anyone else to make sure her students get what they need.
My son described Ms. Ptak as one of the hardest working teachers he's ever had. He felt she really has to teach because her class has less highly motivated or gifted students compared to his AP and honor classes. Ms. Ptak works for the betterment of all students.
Ms. Ptak is MY FAVORITE Teacher! She is wonderful at what she does and she is capable of putting up with all of the .... interesting kids in our class ;)
She's one of my favorite teachers! ASL I was very easy because she would go slow and explain everything. ASL II was a bit harder because we learned more and there was more information to retain, but s
Delightful person and teacher with a dramatic sense and great sense of humor. This is our daughter's favorite teacher and class.
Ptak is awesome. A great teacher and a great friend. she can get along with anyone! I would would suggest her class!
Mrs. Ptak is the coolest teacher that I have ever had. She understands everything and has an amazingly fun personality!!