Average 4.82 based on 42 teacher ratings
Joan Dann is an English teacher at Venado Middle School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Joan Dann's 42 teacher ratings contributes to Venado Middle School's ranking of 1,017 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Venado Middle School is 4.17 stars.
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It's been 20 years since I survived Dann's Dungeon. I am now both a doctor and lawyer. My ability to writ clearly and efficiently and to understand English sentence structure in its subtle nuances and basic elements catapulted me out of a pool of formidable competition all through law school and graduate school. I owe this to Mrs. Dann more than anyone else. I now teach graduate students, and I channel her every day. Thank you, Joan. I owe you more than words can say.

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best teacher ever. i was the second to last class that she had before she retired. the woman was so passionate. demanded the most out of her students but also threw all of herself into teaching and inspiring in us an appreciation for the language arts. ended up acing pretty much every english class i had in high school thanks to her.

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Her class was difficult and she always challenged students to do better. She was a credit to teaching. One of my best teachers ever.

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22 Years ago I moved to the U.S. and I HATED Venado. The kids were cruel and the adults didn't care. But Mrs. Dann was SO kind and believed in my abilities. I now have a J.D. and an MLIS.

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best teacher EVER (including high school and college)

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If I had to pick one person outside of family who's impacted my life the most, Mrs. Dann would be it. I don't think I'll ever forget all the fun and educational times in her class.

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The best teacher ever. It was unfortunate that she retired : /

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Ms. Dann is the most optimistic person I've ever known and is an excellent and experienced teacher full of energy and enthusiasm. Although she grades very harshly, Ms. Dann is a great teacher.

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Definitely the HARDEST teacher at Venado. However, she's also one of the most eccentric and exciting teachers ever. Everyday, you learn a lot of new things. She's strict, but that's what makes her such a great teacher. She was always there to help anyone who had a question. One of the best teachers I've ever had; no one could ever be as great as her! Venado should be sad to lose such an incredible educator.

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The hardest teacher at Venado Middle School, but also the best. She crams so much learning into those 50 minute periods that 10 minutes seems like hours. However, in the process of scrambling to finish all of the work that she gives you, one learns quite a lot. Her numerous eccentricities often amuse the class, and even though coming out of her class with an A is an extremely rare occurrence, if you do you feel absolutely ecstatic about it. I hope she gets some rest during retirement.

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Mrs. Dann is the best English teacher that I've ever had. She was a harsh grader, but her critique has helped me and many others along the road to better writing. She has many quirky traits and is very charismatic. I'm sad that she retired this year and wish her the best.

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Mrs Dann is the best language arts teacher alive. When she teaches us a lesson, you actually learn a lot unlike the other teachers. Also, because she has such a cheerful attitude, she makes learning fun. Her methods and style of teaching are great too!

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Amazing teacher. Helps immensely with writing and understand literature and language.l

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Excellent teacher. Personally, I think Fido should be a cat since Mrs. Dann makes you reach for the ball of yarn and before you get it she pulls it a bit farther. Awesome class

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Mrs. Dann is the most awsome language ever. She actually cares about what you have to say and listens intently while then giving you advice and help and encouragment. She's the best!!

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awesome teacher but hate the books we read in class.

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Cool teacher nice

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awesome teacher. challenging classes but made it clear and fun

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Mrs. Dann is awesome. she's funny but hard. but i got A's. Still, i learned a lot even though it was often stressful.

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Dann's honors english class was very rigorous and difficult. I struggled but her class really made me realize how hard I would have to work in school.

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Shes bleh i dont like her but shes funny

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I have her this year, she is so cool. Usualy I am very bad at L. Arts but now I have an a in her class. I LOvE the highlighter song and also the Friday song!!

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Shes a great teacher, the best one I have ever had

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I had Mrs. Dann 15 years ago, and I still think she's the best teacher I've ever had. I did well on the SAT because of her vocabulary tests. I'm a teacher now!

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SHE IS AN UNBELIEVABLE ONE-OF-A-KIND AMAZING PERSON AND TEACHER. I'LL NEVER EVER FORGET HER.

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haha she's the best teacher ever... no wonder she's a main reason why lots of people come to venado for gate :)

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Awesome teacher! I learned so much from her!

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Awesome awesome teacher, learned lots

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I miss her she was tuff but i learned so much she prepared me for high school and now i miss singing the highlighter song. Don't take her for granted

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Awesome teacher! So fun. Understanding. VERY COOL.

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Dann. The coolest.

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she was hard

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I'll never forget this class! She was so enthusiastic and fun! Go Mrs. Dann!!!

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had her three years ago...awesome teacher and full of enthusiasm

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even tho the class was hard now im in hs wit a 99 in honors enlglish HAHA

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The BEST!!!!

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SHE IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!!

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Best teacher I've ever had!

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luved her...u r the BEST MRS. DANN!!! hard class....GREAT teacher

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She was the hardest of the hard, but will always be the best of the best.

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best teacher ever!!

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