Average 3.65 based on 60 teacher ratings
Karen Biggs-Leeds is a retired Performing Arts teacher at Swanson Middle School located in Arlington, Virginia and part of arlington public schools. Karen Biggs-Leeds' 60 teacher ratings contributes to Swanson Middle School's ranking of 323 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Swanson Middle School is 4.09 stars.
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Teaches ok, class interesting, but mean and has obvious favorites.

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Mrs. Leeds is a very knowledgeable teacher with a very fun class. However, she is very intimidating.

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She is the BEST DRAMA TEACHER EVER! Hope you stay forever and keep pushing us to achieve greatness!
"Believe to Achieve" - Austin Hargrave (PeanutButterGamer)

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she has very obvious favorites and people that she hates

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Ms. Biggs Leeds' profession is exactly what her last name suggests. She is a performing arts teacher that only expects the best out of her students. She expects you to know the rules, even though she never lays them out on the table. Her only repeated rule is: never jump off the stage. She would hate to see a student injured, especially if it is while she is chaperoning. Even though she is harsh, she produces fantastic Broadway-reading plays, such as this year's The Little Mermaid Jr. love

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She is very..... interesting her work can be hard, but the games we play r fun in her classsssssss

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she made my friend sit out all class because he forgot his prop but at least he got to sleep

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Ms.Biggs-Leeds does tend to pick favorites. And she yells if you make the SMALLEST mistake. She bullies kids, which is not right. I think it is a lot of stress being a drama teacher, having to put a production together in a little more than a month, but she is way to tense. If she would loosen up I think she would be a lot better.
Good potential... I guess?

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very hard class. i kinda liked it though. but kind of boreing . neds to loosen up. but her class was kind of fun looking forewars to seeing the play.

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Mrs. Leeds is an excellent teacher. I have learned everything I know about acting from her, and I will mention her someday if I ever become an actress!

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has a lot of mood swings. she's really demanding, plays favorites, espically if you had older siblings that she liked, she'll like you. if she hated your sibling, she'll hate you.

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Really scary. She made doing the plays hell. If you're not one of her favorites, she screams at you and says really insulting things when you make the tiniest mistake. She made my friend cry last year, and I had to hide from her in a staircase when she tried to chase me down for getting to play practice late.

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Mrs Biggs-Leeds ois a good teacher .like any other teach, if you're bad you'll have to suffer from bad conquences.

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She screeches at people when they do something wrong like EEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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I think she was a great teacher, however she did a horrible job in making sure everyone was equal. She treated her favorite students like royalty and everyone else she couldn't care less.

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Mrs. Biggs Leeds is a great teacher. Just don't be annoying, and it'll be your favorite class. I promise!

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she terrifies me. i've begun dreading going to drama because of her. :(

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watch out when she's in bad mood. Because then she will yell at you as soon as you walk in the door.

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play favorites. hardly ever even talks to the kids who arent a favorite of hers unless she has to. but she puts on really good plays.

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she TOTALLY plays favorites, but i guess she is an ok teacher

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she can be a very nice teacher when she wants you

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she may seem very strict, but when your a drama teacher, you have to be.

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she can be the MEANEST person ever, but also the NICEST person ever

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ONE GREAT TEAHCER!

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Very annoying. If I ask her a question, she will say "Beacus you asked, no".

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a great drama teacher

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One cool teacher!

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god she was strict!!!couldnt give a role because one is 2 short 4 the part?? who ever heard of that??

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she is STRICT, but i don't think that she's that mean! she's a very nice teacher!

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very nice..tends to yell at times. i think that she's a very great drama teacher!!

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She's not all that bad!! She does tend to yell at times, but that's only when people get her ANGRY!! Just don't get her angry, and she's very cool!!

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She might yell sometimes, but that's only to people who don't follow her rules!!! Other than that, she is a great DRAMA teacher!!

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I don't think that she's that mean as people say she is. She's really cool and nice. All she does is try to help you!!!

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i like her a lot, and if you really have a love of acting you can realize that she's being real, not mean. but its true, you have to be on her good side

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Your really cool, your really nice and are always willing to help people that need you, juts don't yell too munch, your the greatest Drama teacher ever!!!!!!!!!

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Your okay for right now, I only had you for a few days of DRAMA this year, but you still look nice, just don't do greek myths and miming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Your cool and not cool!!!! Your cool when don't yell, and when you just don't tell us what to do!!!!! Stop the miming assignments that's stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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All I hate abouther assigments is miming, please forvget about it its so boring, and useless, all in all she's cool.

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She hated me and two of my friends. She did everything possible to make me miserable! I'm serious, she even stopped me from going on a field trip out of spite!

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I'M SUPRISED UR VOICE ISN'T GONE, U YELL SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! can u plz stop the freakin yelling!?!?!?!

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i can see how some people dont like her, but shes a really good drama teacher!

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i really dont like her she knows drama but unless she likes u. ur in trouble

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drama is the best elective and yor the best drama teacher

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can be annoying sometimes when she always tells you to cheat it out.

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she's pretty nice if you pay attention

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hehehehehe, im not actully in drama, but i like acting & i know ur really nice!!!

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Mrs. Biggs- Leeds is so awesome! She makes Drama so much fun!

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Mean!!!!!!! But good and sometimes can be nice(not lots like once a month, i feel sorry for tyler her son)

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Fantastic dramma teacher!! You basically just have to get on her good side and not fool around. If you pay attenchion and follow her instructions your good.

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Mrs. Leeds is so awesome!! She makes drama seem so fun!!!

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You are a cool drama teacher

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as long as you do what she says your fine

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i personally like her

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get on her good side!

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You're fine if you get on her good side

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