Average 4.92 based on 51 teacher ratings
John Spangler is an English teacher at Trabuco Hills High School located in Mission Viejo, California and part of Saddleback Valley Unified. John Spangler's 51 teacher ratings contributes to Trabuco Hills High School's ranking of 1,146 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Trabuco Hills High School is 4.08 stars.
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Hands down, one of the best teachers found at Trabuco. I have been in his AP lit class, and it is one of the best classes that I have taken during my education. He loves his job and is an amazing human being. 10/10 even if you're coming from non honors English or it's your first AP class, take it.

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I had Spangler freshman year and senior year, for English 1 and AP Lit. He is the greatest man I have ever met in my life, and one of the kindest, wisest souls I have ever had the pleasure to meet. His classes are so fun. I actually want to listen when he talks, and I rarely go on my phone. I appreciate everything he does so deeply and I wish he would teach until he's 105.

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I had Spangler for AP Lit and he's awesome. At the beginning of the year he helped me so much with my college essay. The books we read in the class were OK and there are rarely tests, just essays. If your whole class comes together, he will push a due date.

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The best teacher I have ever had the pleasure of learning under. He really cares about each of his students and is passionate/knowledgable about what he teaches. His travel stories are astounding and every once in a while, he will bring up a story from his past which are almost unreal. He is easy to talk to and loves to discuss even the most profound topics with students. Great, great teacher and an awesome person!!!

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I had Spangler back in 2003. He was an incredible teacher and I still remember how passionate he was about his subject. His classes were so interesting and inspiring. Most teachers didn't like me because I was honestly a horrible student. But Spangler actually engaged with me and actively encouraged me. He told me I had talent and potential and gave me a confidence in my own abilities that I never had before. To this day I am so grateful for his kindness and patience.

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Best teacher I have ever had! Spangler is my favorite teacher if all time, really nice, helpful, and knowledgeable.

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Spangler is GREAT. Amazing lecturer, although he can be repetitive towards the end of the year. He's in love with Shakespeare and George Orwell. He also is very in to conspiracy theories.
He'll help you write college essays, he loves his students, and he loves his job. Probably the most morally righteous but brutally honest teachers I've ever had. He speaks his mind, and people should listen.

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Amazing teacher, lecturer and coach!

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Best teacher I've ever had, straight up.

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I had him last year. Prolly coolest english teacher evar. I was luck he was my teacher

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Had him for 3 years and consider myself lucky. He is helpful with anything that you need not just his class. Makes you enjoy english and relates everything back to the students.

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Awesome teacher, awsome mock Trial coach, if you get him, consider yourself lucky.

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he is the best english teacher you will ever have. he's laid back, helps with anything you need, and he loves what he does. there are no words to explain how awesome his teaching methods and class is.

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PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST TEACHER AT TRABUCO<3

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Wonderful at English. Gives you great advice, and loves what he does. Easy-going and lovable. The class is pretty easy, he makes it more enjoyable. Makes a connection to every student he has, amazing.

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AMAZING teacher. seriously. he's extremely nice, intelligent and funny. i haven't seen him ever get mad, even though our class is really stupid, ahah! his class is easy and fun.

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Amazing teacher! You learn more than was just writen down in a book.

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I LOVE MR. SPANGLER!!!!! He's incredible. Such an amazing inspirator and teacher.

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Have him this year as a senior... great teacher.... not one day of class goes by where he doesn't leave me thinking about something... teaches his students to be thinkers instead of regurgitators

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He is a great Mock Trial coach! He is strict, but very nice and helpful! Rock on Spangler!

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OMG Spangler is GREAT!!!! FYI he is really lienant on deadlines if you have a good excuse. His tests are pretty hard though so if he gives you the choice always choose the essay over the test :-)

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Best English teacher I have ever had. He makes you think unlike other teachers. Very good want to have him senior year too.

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he is such a good teacher! he's one of those teachers that you will request for other people.

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One of the best, most straight-shootin' teachers I've ever had. He opens your eyes to life and inspires you to make the best of your life.

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the bestt everrrrr!!loveddd him

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THE BEST! i have had such a great time being in his class. Not much work. And he's a lot of fun. He interacts with us which is a cool thing.

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the best teacher in the history of the world, he is amazing and if i could i would take his class again and again and again, i miss you spanky !!!!!! take his class simply the best !!!!!!

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Probably the best English teacher for seniors. Pappert cant hold a torch to Spangler's greatness.

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He will probably go down as the greatest teacher I've ever had the pleasure of having. He is very intelligent, and an incredible teacher. His life stories and lectures are touching. He's a great man.

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coolest teacher ever. had him freashmen year 05-06 and he made english so much fun. easy class and really easy to relate to. is always there for you and will help you with anything. SPAGLER RULES!!!!!

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just about the coolest english teacher ever, had him freshmen year, great teacher for entering high school. great attitude always smiling, loved listening to songs and describing the image you saw.

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Spangler is the best teacher i've ever had, took him for senior english in 04-05. Very friendly and understanding, always happy with a smile on his face and loves all his students.

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Nice guy, but talks A LOT. Repeats stories a lot. Class is easy, grades easy.

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Spangler is awesome. Had him as a freshman & he was my favorite!

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Badgering the Witness? The Ice Princessas heart has warmed a bit through MT (read: Great mock trial coach, even when he gets in your face during crunch time. Compassionate teacher)

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Had him in 00-01 as a senior for english, great teacher and made class fun

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Never had him for english but he's made Mock Trial such a great experience. He's a very funny and cool guy, someone you can relate to personally. YAY SPANGLER.

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Mr. Spangler is probably one of my favorite teachers of all time! The best that I know of. He really knows what he is doing!

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Great man and great role model. I had so much fun in Mock Trial and he was always a good person to look up to. Thank you Spangler!

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coolest guy ever related so well to us students in class and understood as seniors we wanted to get out as soon as possible

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Awesome teacher! Very fun class to be in! Made my freshman yr great!!!!!!!!!!!1

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GO Mock Trial!

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fun & good teacher

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very cool teacher!! Makes english fun!!

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awesome teacher, very understanding

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Awesome teacher. Teaches how to analyze literature very well while keeping class interesting and easy going. Great experience.

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wow what a great guy good teacher

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Awesome Mock Trial Coach, I could always argue more time, which was great!

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SPANGLER is the coolest!!!!!

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Spangy for Sr. Year!

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interesting & certainly

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