Average 3.69 based on 42 teacher ratings
Lisa Smedley is a retired Science teacher at Rancho Bernardo High School located in San Diego, California and part of Poway Unified School District . Lisa Smedley's 42 teacher ratings contributes to Rancho Bernardo High School's ranking of 1,281 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Rancho Bernardo High School is 4.06 stars.
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Actually really enjoyed her class but she was pretty rude, and made a lot of incorrect assumptions about students in our class.

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You wanna be as awesome as Mrs.Smed

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I had Smed for biology freshman year; she is a great person (absolutely hilarious) and her class is a lot of fun but she really doesn't teach the material very well. I got an A in the class and if you go to her tutorials before tests and do extra credit, it isn't hard to get a good grade. However, a lot of people do not try in the class. She is a fairly lenient teacher and her class was so much fun I just didn't learn a whole lot.

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Smed is seriously one of the most kindest teacher's i have ever had. She makes biology fun and interesting. The reasons some of the people don't like her is because they just don't try in the class.

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She is a very nice and funny person, but a bad teacher. When you ask a question she doesn't answer you directly. She also doesn't prepare you very well for her tests.

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Wonderful teacher! I learned so much in class! If you put in the effort you can get an A

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Smed is a great teacher she is smart funny and intelligent. She teaches everything she quizes you on and her tests are quit easy she can break tension easily and has fun and helpful labs. Smed is EPIC

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Whoever thinks that Smed is a good teacher, must not have had brickley, because in comparison, she is nothing. Her class is easy and she is a funny person, but her teaching isnt very good

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Smed is great but cant teach. Great person and is always fun to be with.

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Smed is a wonderful teacher and person!

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Smed is amazing

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She has a great personality, but whenever you try to ask her a question, you gives you a incoherent explanation. Also, she screws up the answer key on her tests and falsesly accuses students. T.T

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She's fun and entertaining when she's not teaching. But when she is teaching you better be paying attention and let me tell you its pretty easy to fall asleep in her class. The only people that seem to really like her are the people that have an A in her class.

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Smed is awesome. I dont understand why everyone is saying shes a bad teacher because she teaches you everything that she puts on her tests. Sure her tests are pretty hard but its not impossible to get an A you just have to put in some effort. As a person she is awesome and the funniest and most enteratinig teacher I have ever had. You can tell she is passionate about science and teaching and she makes her class fun. Her class is honors tho, so of course its gonna be hard. But its not cuz shes a bad teacher.

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I feel as if Smed is always subtly making judgements or insults to the class and to individuals. She also likes to discuss burdens thar should not be put on students such as her wages!

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I had her for HBio,shes entertaining,but a TERRIBLE teacher.Its hard to get an A but you learn to teach yourself the material when she doesnt.Not every teacher will spoonfeed you the material...

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amazing person really laid back but HORRIBLE teacher. you basicaly have to teach yourself. but if your a good student you will make it through. love her, not her teaching

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She i a cool teacher, but can`t teach very well.

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i had her last year and now im in college and taking chem. she really helped prepare me for my classes now, some people in my class have no idea and because of her i know alot more than most.

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She makes class very enjoyable with her enthusiasm, but unfortunately, does not prepare her students very well.

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smed is amazing as a person. you can always talk to her, and she isnt going to judge you. She is also really laid back

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actually, i would have to say blick was weakest of the honors bio teachers. Smed is a cool teacher who can speak in a language you understand while she's teaching you. by far my favorite science teachers ever

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one of the 2 best teachers i have had in my life. i was having trouble in honors chem so i went to her and she now makes time every week to help me. So wonderful

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She is a great techer, and her class if fun.

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I thought she was fine first semester, until I had Brick for second semester. Brick is 10 times better. Smedley's not bad, but she's probably the weakest of the Honors Bio teachers. She's nice though.

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horrible teacher at chemistry, I had her for two years first bio then chem. she doesn't even know how to teach chem, not enough example.

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She's okay

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I don't know why people don't like her as a teacher because she is really funny and smart. I'm in an Honors class so maybe that's why people were complaining.

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She's a great teacher. So funny yet really smart. The way she explains things is cool.

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Really nice, but her class is really hard because she isn't the greatest of teachers. She takes tough subject matter and tries to make it too simple.

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nice lady.. not a good teacher

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shes sooo cool, but sarcasm gets to me after a while

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No good!

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i have her in the morning..and she is TOTALLY energized to teach everybody! totally fun! a "MUST" have teacher!!!!!

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Ms. Smedley is an amazing teacher because of her love of science and love of teaching. This has been the most enjoyable year of science for me.

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her sense of humor makes her class great. she's sarcastic yet upbeat. her class kept me awake my freshman year.

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She's the best

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She kicks butt! I enjoyed every moment of her class. Things might seem corny at times, but her talks are relevant to life!

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GREAT CLASS

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Smed is really funny and cynically enjoyable. She makes Honors Bio a fun and interesting class every day!

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