Average 4.91 based on 67 teacher ratings
Duke Baird is a Math teacher at West Springfield High School located in Springfield, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Duke Baird's 67 teacher ratings contributes to West Springfield High School's ranking of 251 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Springfield High School is 4.17 stars.
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Duke went to the mat for our daughter who wanted to take multi var calculus, but had only take AB calc and not yet taken BC calc. He had heard from our daughter's teacher what a great math student our daughter is and not only did he tell her to skip BC, but he argued with the WSHS admin to let her into multi var when the admin was saying NO. Long story short, she aced multi var and would never have had the chance were it not for Duke Baird fighting for our daughter's best interest! He's great!

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I am not good at math. I can do physics, I can program, but I cannot math. Mr. Baird pulled me through the toughest courses of my high school career and did something no other math teacher at WSHS has ever done, teach me to learn and retain the abilities to pass. Mr Baird is one of the smartest teachers I have ever been taught by and I know he could be doing other better paying jobs out there but he likes teaching more than anything, and that's what makes him a great teacher and man. 11/10 ign

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Mr. Baird is one of the best teachers at WSHS. He is almost always available to help people out, and is very good at what he does. He clearly cares for his students and will go out of his way to help you. He is extremely knowledgeable in life, and is pretty entertaining, and fun to be around. His class may challenge you, however he will be there to help. You would be privileged to have him.

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This man was the best math teacher I ever had. I'm now seriously considering going into engineering as a career, and I'm certain that his Algebra 2 class was the reason. He is energetic, caring, and knowledgeable about mathematics despite his educational background in history, not math. Even though it's been a few years since I took his class, I still feel perfectly comfortable walking into his classroom to chat, and he even still knows my name. The best teacher I've ever had.

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One of, if not the best teachers I had at West Springfield. His class is challenging, but he is very intelligent and goes completely out of his way to help students out. Keeps his class interesting, unlike most math teachers.

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The best math teacher I've ever had. Funny and brilliant. Riddles are interesting, and the class is challenging but overall it's great.

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Probably the best math teacher in the entire building. I was a C student until I took his class. Under his instruction, I got all A's, and I like math for the first time in my life! He's a great person, really compassionate and personable, who cares about his students. He's also hilariously funny and will keep you laughing for the whole year with his riddles and jokes. He's my favorite teacher I've ever had in all my years of schooling!

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD TEACHER

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He's the man

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he was an awesome teacher, and he had some really good stories. The riddles were the best

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Great helpful guy

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He's awesome, end of story. The rare teacher that's equal parts fun and helpful.

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Factoring Love Mr. Baird!!!

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great coach, gr3at teacher

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he us a great teacher and you will learn alot from him! :)

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if you're going to take his algebra 2 honors class and you're not a freaky math genius, do yourself a favor and switch to non honors. i got all As in geometry and algebra 1 and ever since i went to his algebra 2 honors course my grade nosedived to a D

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I love Mr. Baird :)

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He is cool

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hahaha i gotta say mr. bairds my fav. math teacher ever, better than murray, thats saying a lotttt

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he has a great sence of humor - class is as hard as any other math class. quizes are hard and tests are easier. not really strickt about hw - odds only :) get ready for a new nickname!

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tightest teacher in the school, dudes got jokes.

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he is so cool he is so funny :)))

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i would marry this man, he is AMAZING.

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He's a really great teacher!

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Baird is a boss. I he doesnt is an amazing teacher and an amazing coach!

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He's great - it's a hard class, especially in honors, but he teaches it really well. Homework is time consuming, but if you can get through that, you'll be fine. Definetely the teacher you want to Alg. II

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he's a great teacher and always entergetic. he'll help you if you ask for it he even helped my friends who had different teachers after schoo!

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He's great - tons and tons of homework, but that's the subject at fault. He's really entertaining - love the penny trick!

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mr. baird is definitely the best teacher, ever. he actually cares about individual students, and will take the time to explain things to you in a different way if you don't understand the first time. he keeps class really entertaining. homework is definitely a biggie though. there's not tons, but it pretty much makes or breaks your grade.

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he's an amazing teacher. he doesn't look at teaching as a job, he has a passion for it.

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Nice teacher and Coach!!!!hard to please...yet encouraging

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I love Mr. Baird! He is the best math teacher, although sometimes when I had questions he would make me feel kinda dumb.. or tell me how it was seventh grade material. But in general, amazing.

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bairds a really good teacher, he explains things really well. i wish he could be my precalc teacher... he's a really good teacher to have

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looking back on high school he was defiantly my favorite teacher, he makes math fun

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Omg. he's soooo funny, and he's a great teacher too. He really knows what students like.

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he is the best...you can't afford to miss anything when he tells a story...i wish he could also teach precalculus

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We learned so much, and had a great time in his class! Always had great stories to tell!

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Mr. Baird is hilarious!! He made algebra 2 so much fun & he can really teach! You're a lucky one if you get him =)

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he makes math fun. that's all that needs to be said. except for the factoring. that's a bit of a toughie. other than that your good.

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one of tha coolest teachers ive ever hade. he actually makes tha learning fun. ur tha coolest mr.baird. ill c u 2morow. pc.

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AWSOME TEACHER. I HOPE ALL WHO READS THIS HAS HIS CLASS. HE IS THE BEST.

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Very good teacher. Hes nice and is very laid back and always looks out for his students. He never gets mad or yells.

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One of the best teachers ever really funny and alway make class go by fast

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Very cool, converses with students rather than just lecturing, and he's hilarious! You can really tell he loves his job and students.

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Coolest man alive! Military man so he'll keep you in line. But every day will be a great day in this class. Ask him about running and he'll love you forever.

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best teacher ever

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BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD MADE CLASS FUN!!!! enough said!

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A funny, cool teacher that can still teach you the subject well, one of the finest

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MR BAIRD ROCKS!

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MR. BAIRD IS THE BEST! ENOUGH SAID!

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HES THE BEST TEACHER EVER! he lets us have so much fun in the class doesnt mind us jokin around and talking as long as we pay attetion! ur the best!

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Mr. Baird is a great math teacher. His enthusiasm for teaching and understanding math is what motivates the students to work at their best level.

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Mr Baird is an awesome teacher! I was having so much trobule with my math, but when I had his Algebra class this year, I learned so much! He is wonderful!!!

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he's a great teacher and a funny guy. He laughs alot and makes jokes but when you need help he's there.

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I love sitting in Calculus and getting free Algebra 1 lessons through the walls. I wish I had had him

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the best teacher i had ever had. stay cool duke.keep up the good teaching.

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the best mah teacher

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best teacher ever... i wish u would teach USVA or GEOMETRY next year

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Tite teach. Hey Baird if your reading this keep cool and teach geometry next yr

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hez da coolest teacher alive...hez the best eva

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Hard worker, lots of fun

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