I had the pleasure of Marian as a teacher many years ago. She is intelligent, relatable, fun, down-to-earth, and insightful. Best English teacher I've ever had; Ivy-league or otherwise.
Marian was very moody and considered herself smarter than students. I think she could be kinder to students. She didn't seem to care about my development as a writer and I suffered as a result. My teachers at university were much better thankfully.
Best teacher I've had at Overlake. Always knows her stuff. Enthusiastic and always willing to help...makes class fun and enjoyable even though you have to work hard
Marian is a tough teacher but she's great. She's very accessible, willing to help, and she really knows her stuff. She also has lots of freebie points, so if you get slammed by an essay your grade won't take a massive hit.
I felt uneasy with her. She is very critical and makes students feel bad about themselves.
Marian was the best teacher I had in high school. I would recommend her classes to everyone at the Overlake School.