I had her for AP Human Geography as a junior and I had a very hard time in her class. She is a good teacher but I just did not learn well with her and I was always afraid to ask her questions...very intimidating. She is a very nice lady, though!
Mrs. Ellingson is a great person, but not always a great teacher. She teaches an AP class which features a national test in early May. Her planning for the year was not good. We skipped a chapter of the 14 chapter book and just finished our last one, one week before this test. Also, her tests are not well written. On several questions, one could argue that every option was the "best" option. Other than her lack of planning and poor test-writing skills, Mrs. Ellingson is a good teacher.
Way chill -- easygoing attitude is sweet in class, but she dumbs down lectures too much; she knows more. Ask her about her own history -- it's mysterious and such.