reading these reviews is like reading an exact account of what happened with mrs. powell and my own child. she represents everything that is wrong in education and I am consistently amazed that nobody at EA stands up to her and makes her change her abusive ways. I can't think of why a grown woman would treat young children that way, but whatever her reasons are, they are pathetic and sad. it is sad to see a teacher so unhappy with her own life that she mistreats innocent victims.
Reading these reviews of this terrible woman is like reading an exact account of what happened to my own child. I just don't understand what would make an adult act the way that Mrs. Powell does and hurl abuse, insults hatred at innocent children. Most of her students are more mature, emotionally developed and self assured than she is and there is no reason on earth that she should be allowed in close proximity to young, impressionable students.
I wholeheartedly agree with every other commenter on this page. What I don't understand the most is how someone with such obvious flaws and no desire to be a teacher can stay employed at a private, pricy school. Mrs. Powell is someone who makes everyone reevaluate whether EA is worth the hundreds of thousands of dollars people invest in their child's education when there are many better, more compassionate and trustworthy institutions all around the main line area.
Horrible teacher, only interested in making herself look good. She is a true disgrace to education and does not deserve to be around bright, responsible students. Her behavior is inexcusable and many students dread getting her, and with good reason. I was personally disgusted at her inability to show empathy or compassion to her students and her genuine lack of interest and care in her profession.
was impatient and rude with students. possesses only superficial understanding of the material covered.
not a very good teacher, didn't help..she has a bs in political science, not in SCIENCE.
really only interested in looking good for school, doesnt seem to really care whether her students learn..be careful in her class, one second shell be nice, the next she'll flip