Ms. Russell is an amazing teacher! She shows her passion for literature/writing in her teacher. She is definitely a harsh grader in essays, but she will push you to want to improve. Your grade will somehow be bumped up by the end,tho. She appreciates it when people participate, and her discussions are always very engaging and interesting. She really encourages us to dive into the text! She can be unclear in instructions, so just do what everyone else does.
Ms. Russell is one of the sweetest teachers I have ever met. She's so nice and although she grades harshly on essays I truly believe she is one of the best English teachers I've had. Definitely would have her next year if I could!
Ms. Russell is a lovely woman and usually a very good teacher who is knowledgeable about her subject and cares about her students. Her guidelines can be very confusing, the same goes for her rubrics, so you have to pay attention in class. Other than that I would definitely recommend her as a teacher.
Ms. Russell was a wonderful teacher and is so sweet. Her tests overall were not too hard. There was only one test that I did bad on but most of the class did terrible on it too so we all got to retake it thankfully. My essay grades were not that good though because he has high expectations on essays. Besides that her class is really easy.
She is nice as a teacher. But person-wise, she has a very bad personality. She often talks behind the students back with other teachers. I truly believe as a teacher, she shouldn't share a student's personal issues with other teachers. Her actions are very unprofessional as a teacher.
The first teacher to ever make writing fun for me.
Wonderful teacher. Never a dull class. Extremely sweet and motherly to her students, and very understanding of your needs and struggles.
her honors class is very hard, but she is really nice and helpful. If you are very busy she will give you extensions on assignmments and is very helpful
She is the nicest person I've ever met in my life. She cares so much about each individual student and she is an interesting person to talk to.
Ms. Russell is outstanding. Last year I consistently looked forward to her class. Tough on the essays, and perhaps a bit over-scrutinizing with the interpretations of the text, but she is such a genuinely nice person. Also, the class as a whole will bond over the course of the year-o ne of the best times I've ever had learning. Also you'll spend so much time analyzing that you'll only get through 3ish books over the course of the year, and maybe 2 essays, but she makes them count. She's awesome.
Ms. Russell is a good teacher, class is pretty relaxed overall, but essays are impossible. Go talk to her about your essay even if you think it's good. No one gets above an A- on the first couple essays. She does tend to overanalyze things and find obscure meaning in the most insignificant things, but she's an overall nice person and she'll like you if you genuinely try. Probably the best out of the honors soph. english teachers this school usually has.
Ms. Russell is a wonderful teacher, always there to support you and help you grow, even when you thought you didn't have anything else to learn. Her essays may be hard, but she grades them fairly and always has a legitimate justification. If you work hard and try your best (and participate in class discussion so she gets to know your thoughts), you'll have a great year in English. Also, it's always fun to go over literature with herâ€“ you always find something new!
Best english teacher EVER but very hard essays. No one gets an A on their first essay
She is the best teacher at LHS! she is the nicest, coolest, most understanding teacher i have ever had. you learn so much and you will absolutely love her, even though she grades essays with unfair harshness
boring. if you try hard you'll do good. easy if you actually study a lot. she's really nice.
Nice, but I wish she would challenge her students more.
I had Mrs. Russel last year and although sometimes i dont think worked to my potential for her she was always understanding and i learned more then i ever had
Mrs. Russell is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She is really understanding. She is also an intelligent and deep thinking person!
ms russell is really understanding. she knows what she's looking for and is a great teacher. i've learned so much from her. amazing class discussions
ms russell's sooo cool, i had her my sophomore year. she's so understanding and she's a great teacher... i have so much respect for her, absolutely
I've had the best discussions ever in her Theology class, mostly because she's knows how to throw a topic out that kids will really be interested in.