Average 3.4 based on 26 teacher ratings
Joan Benz is a teacher at Winston Churchill High School located in Potomac, Maryland and part of Montgomery County Public Schools. Joan Benz's 26 teacher ratings contributes to Winston Churchill High School's ranking of 158 in Maryland. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Winston Churchill High School is 4.04 stars.
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Dr. Benz is great if everything is going well; however, if a problem develops she is unresponsive. She is always there to accept the awards, but in every other respect fails to involve herself with the students who need her support the most. I think at one point in her career she was amazing. Unfortunately, it appears she has lost the passion she probably once had for ALL students, rather than the select few. I agree with others who have stated Churchill needs a leader, not Dr. Benz.

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This principal needs to go. This school needs a strong principal who interacts with the kids and really knows what going on. There is no support among the students and a real leader is needed.

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Dr. Benz is incredibly supportive of her students. She attends many events to support the kids, and is always available if I have a concern. We are very lucky to have her as our principal.

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Dr. Benz is a professional who knows how to appropriately address issues, parents, and staff as needed. Just because you don't "see" someone randomly roaming the halls doesn't mean that things are not happening. A top-rated blue-ribbon school doesn't just happen it takes time, patience, and professionalism which Dr. Benz has illustrated time and time again. Although she is probably going to retire soon (I am guessing) I am more concerned about the school without Dr. Benz.

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Not an outstanding principal. Should retire.

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Best principal ive ever had you just have to stay on her good side

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This is one of the worst principals in the system and she needs to go. Obtuse, unresponsive and a poor leader. The school over performs, but she has nothing to do with this excellent set of students and supportive parents.

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Best principal; she thanked me for answering the phone

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I've seen her twice this whole year. Twice.

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She's awesome!

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All of you are inconsiderate of all the things she really does for you. She is one of the few principals who actually cares about the students and takes their best intrests to heart. She fights for you when teachers or others don't. Just because she's not patroling the hallways doesn't mean she's not doing anything.

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I've never seen her around the school. its like she doesn't exist.

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awww i like her. she's nice and does sooo much for us!

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Yea, she is harder to get to then senators and important people. She doesn't care what the students want, she only cares about what the parents want. BAD PRINCIPLE!!!

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I like her. Sure she might be scarce sometimes but what do you expect? Shes the pricipal...maybe shes a little busy running your school.

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WHO?! never seen her

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relax guys shes cool...just maybe doenst realize how much pressure the students are put on. and if u all didnt know shes the reason that teachers cant give us tests of quizzes on review days and stuff *upgrade*!

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SHES THE BEST!!!

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who is she???????? i only kno shes principal is when she comes on the announcements to congratulate a student for a scholarship

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she is never there she shouldn't be the principle she should get fired and do a job that she actually going to do

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complete disrespect for the students, treats the students like 5 year old kids

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This woman is the type of person who will smile when she sees you and then stab you in the back.

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Very nice lady. First time I met her I was in 6th grade. She was very convincing and thats why I signed a transfer.

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Dr. Benz is a great lady. Students may think she doesn't do anything but thats only because she does it all behind the scenes but she does do it all.

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arent u supposed to know ur principle, and why doesnt she do anything ever? henessey should be principle shes cool and one of the nicest people ive met

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I am a huge fan of this principal! She is the best!

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She has been one of the few administrators to give me a helping hand. She is a good person.

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