Average 3.97 based on 35 teacher ratings
Joyce Gardella is a Social Studies teacher at Irving Middle School located in Springfield, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Joyce Gardella's 35 teacher ratings contributes to Irving Middle School's ranking of 118 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Irving Middle School is 4.23 stars.
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I had Mrs. Gardella like three years ago and she was a pretty good teacher. This is was all before what happened to her husband-so I'm guessing that she's pretty strict on you guys now but anyways she was really nice although civics was pretty tough. She actually helps you learn but the music she plays during class is weird...like really weird. I can't concentrate every time she puts the music on because it's like a mix between opera/rock and it's really weird to listen to while doing work.

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Mrs.Gardella is so sweet and so helpful. I went to her room a lot to help out with NJHS even though I wasn't even in the club! She isn't lazy and if you are a good student she won't be a problem.

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She's okay she's nice out of class but shes kinda all over the place but I all the sol review paid off cuz it helped a lot actually on the sol

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i love her she is full of energy which makes the class fun but she can be strict but i guess thats her job

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i have mrs gardella 5th periood, which is when im always tired. she wakes me up and is very happy-go-lucky

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You can tell that Mrs. Gardella really cares about all of the kids in her classes and NEVER chooses favorites. Yes, she is a bit strict, but she usually has good reason to be. She will never be out of

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quizletts? like... wtf? hahahaha. shes really strict :/ but i guess i learn in her class

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Real strict.

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is very strict on somethings but in the end you learn alot id say shes a wonderful teacher and doesn't choose favorites.

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She gave us too many projects, and expected every student to turn things in on time, which is very unrealistic. She makes us keep perfect notes and color our Interactive Notebooks.

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In my opinion, a really good teacher. She is nice and friendly and makes class fun. She does have a tendency to get antsy and high-strung when something is due. All in all, though, a great teacher.

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TTSSCHHH, I..hated her so much, Im not even kidding...She could be the worst teacher...ever...

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She is always cranky and is not very helpful. she wastes class time and gives out way too many dentions and referrals

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Mrs. Gardella was one of the best teachers I've ever had. I wish I could have her again. I learned so much.

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Gaah.I hated her. I learned almost nothing all year in that class and she grades unfairly. I got a lot C+'s on what was obviously A work.

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she really does love her students, even if she doesn't show it. sometimes it is hard to tell who she's talking to (one student, the class, asistant teacher or herself).

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She is an okay teacher, gives out a lot of homework, and expects you to live on blackboard. I dont like or dislike her but she takes a whole class to do one OP, very effectively wasting a whole class.

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shes okay i dont hate her or anything i like her, but she does give to much homework to be colpeted and when you have 3 other honnors course its tough to do all the work, her attitude is nice though!

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shes really loud in the morning and the study guide in pretty annoying too

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shes a really nice person and really helpful when u stay after but in class sometimes it gets really boring. She dosnt give to much homework and test are easy if you listen in class

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she is nice but really tough nd borin she will take the whole class 2 do an op

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nice, but I HATE study guides and too much on EKN. But she is richt in keeping up quiet. I like the way she can be funny sometimes.

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she gives a lot of hw and doesnt give you a lot of time to do it. its an ok class but not the best

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someone needs to get this chick some ridlen or somethin...shes prtty nice..but opkn's and study guides are sooo boring do somethin else!

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a little quirky at times, but overall really nice. got very long sometimes, but the tests weren't that hard. not too much homework, usually.

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umm...civics is boring.thats kind of why i always fall asleep.oh yeah one more thing.can i sharpen my pencil?

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U barely give ne hw (which is good), however class time is BORING! u need to make it more interesting besides the same old thing! (op's & packets)

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I'm not in your class but you are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Sweet!!

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she has got her funny little quirks if you think there funny

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GO AWAY!

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I like u... but everyone says u get worse by the budget project... lets not make it that way! stay nice Mrs. G!

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civics.... oh dear god, one thing i don't miss about 8th grade

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Always stress out.

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Civics last year. Fairly average. Helpful.

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helps you stay organized,

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