Average 2.52 based on 41 teacher ratings
Karen Stary is an English teacher at John Adams Middle School located in Edison, New Jersey and part of Edison Township School District. Karen Stary's 41 teacher ratings contributes to John Adams Middle School's ranking of 403 in New Jersey. Additionally, the average teacher rating at John Adams Middle School is 4.21 stars.
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I learned a lot from her.

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too many essays and old she cant do anyhting correctly

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Stary was not my best teacher. In her class, participation was stressed over everything. If you're more of an introvert, that will be a huge disadvantage to you. Just keep participating daily and youll definitely get through her class. If you're reluctant to participate, (my case), just make sure you write your essays and index cards as best as you can,and participate in book clubs when she come around.

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she gives not that much hw but it takes a long time to complete. she is hard of hearing and loses a lot of your papers. she does not teach quickly but is very slow

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Ms. Stary is an awesome teacher! I actually understood and enjoyed the Odyssey, and our book clubs were the most productive than they have been for all 3 middle school years. She lets you sit wherever you want, and basically she taught me how to think deeper. She taught me how to really analyze and go deeper into the text. Ms. Stary might be a little old fashioned, and her spelling and pronounciation may not be the best, but she is still and awesom English teacher, and I'm lucky to have her...

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intelligent teacher. Not so good in spelling but excels in writing. Her grading system is unique and she is a great teacher to have. Confusing at times but its worth it if u pay attention in class.I have/had her 2011-2012 eight grade. My name is chirag. I hope she helps me do better in NJASK this year!

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she cant read, she cant write, she cant spell, she cant speak. how is she an english teacher?!!!!!!!!

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Ms. Stary overall is an okay teacher. She is funny at times, but mostly she's just corny. She is an english teacher and she can't pronounce or spell half the words she says.

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kids think she is terrible because they dont perform well in her class nd sometimes she slips up because shes OLD but she is still a good teacher in my opinion. she grades harshly when it is well deserved though sometimes its just plain biased. however she has a lot of techniques that can be of aid if you pay attention closely. alot of people want exact instructions, but thts not wat english is. because giving specific guidelines hinders ones creativity.

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Gosh, ther isnt 1 student who doesnt wanna transfer out of her class. She nevr gives clear instructions on any assignment. For many things she'll mention a lot of times for it NOT to typed, and then some student still comes in with a typed paper. AND THEN SHE SAYS THEY DID A GOOD JOB AND SHOWED EXTRA EFFORT. But sometimes, she'll say u didnt follow directions and u get in trouble. unpredictable..

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doesn't know how to read or spell. wack grading system. not strict at all. very hard grading system Hard and long homework assignments

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She never really taught my honors class; partially because we had a large class and partially because she probably didn't know what to teach us. I honestly feel like i didn't learn anything from her.

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ok she's a very nice teacher, but i did not learn one thing in honors english this year. ok i learned how to pass notesand how she cant hear my cell ring... but thts it

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she's not the best teacher

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she is so boring i sleep everyday in herclass

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Ooooo mrs stary, she loves to repeat herself alot! Her favortie word is obviously. She is nice but, i didnt really learn from her class, it either her way or no way and we always disagree.

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(i reated high to bring the numbers up) XD She's not bad, dont know why everyone hates her

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Shes not to bad i actually kinda like her she is not the worst teacher but def not the best

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She's not the greatest teacher, but she doesn't get respect in her class. At least she tries! Unlike so many of the other teachers.

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Mrs. Stary can't teach, spell, grade, read, or take attendance! Plus, she's the one of the most boring teachers that I ever had. It's the fourth quarter and she still doesn't know her student's names! Mrs. Stary even admitted that she teaches her level 1, 2, and Honors classes all the SAME THING!

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an english teacher who cant read, knows how to write, but cant spell for her life, to picky, has favorites, repeats her grading system every time she returns papers and is just crustyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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As bad as Mrs. Hickey...JAMS must have been desperate!

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Oh my gosh. she is positively the worst english teacher ever. she contradicts herself 24/7, can't spell, can't read, and can't teach. but her class is super easy

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I don't like her. She's so boring, can't spell and read right, and doesn't know people's names.

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she still can't pronounce people's names!!!

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i dunno how u became a ENGLISH teacher! our school musthave been very desperate

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Mrs. Stary is extremely boring. We've been learning the same lesson everyday and now she wants to take us to Penn. so we can have a book talk!

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bad grammer.. cant spell...

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She cant read, or spell and she changes words when she reads them! i cant belive she gets paid for her "job"

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I sit in the front row in her class and fall asleep; she doesn't notice; this brings me to the conclusion that she's got the IQ of a peanut.

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Mean, makes fun of me, and is boring at least i learn a little

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she cannot teach.She doesn't teach the things u need to learn and she cant read.

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She doesn't explain things cleary and never stick to one topic. And too picky

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we talk more about a book then read...it gets boring

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english teachers are supposed to be able to read right?

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heyy..member when she stepped on a rake?!-that was like 4 years ago! haha

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soooooo boring...

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cares about our work

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she was boring, but I had learned a lot about writing

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Does she even count as a teacher?She's in the roombut her mind is somewhere

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