I graduated in 2008 and just identified a little known Shakespeare quote at work today!! If it wasn't for Mr.Illman's compelling class I know that would not have been possible!
Mr. Illman was the first teacher I had that truly inspired me. He taught me that books could be amazing and moving. He made me feel motivated to reach out to find things that moved me and challenged me. He is an amazing man and teacher. I am really thankful that I had him.
I had this teacher back in 2005. I just now realized how much of an influence he has had in my life. Great, fun charismatic, slightly insulting and just plain fantastic! Amazing human being!
I MISS YOU MR. ILLMAN!! you were the best teacher ever!!!in the whole universe!!! :)
He knows everything....(said in a very slow dramatic tone)
Mr. Illman is by far the best english teacher I've ever had!! I love him!
His charisma makes the class more exciting than your average english class. I like him a lot.
Very fair and no-nonsense about grading. Exceedingly corny and will embarrass you if you do not have a sense of humor.
he had korny jokes, but they make you laugh. and he sings and dances too. makes class really fun and he's a cool grader.
THE BEST TEACHER EVER. Funny, smart....charismatic and lively. Finally makes me glad I went to Laguardia and had him as a teacher....MR. Illman you're the best!!!!!
mr. illman deserves to be called the most awesome and fair english teacher ever! He is sooo great!!!!! thank you so much for giving me so much knowledge and at the same time amde the classes funa dn interesting! I wish teachers like dr. rowes can learn from you!!!!!
A teacher full of LIFE! Do your work and you will never ever have any trouble with him. He is soo funny with his korny jokes but they keep the class alive. He is a fair grader and he will answer any questions you may have anytime. Listen to him. He is the man!
i luv mr. illman so much! even tho i can never finish a sentence in his .......
I had him for English way back in 1975-76, at the old Music and Art. I'm not surprised to see he's still teachingHe really loves what he does, and benefits from teaching at a specialized school. He was one of the best.
Mr. Illman's Rants of puns seem corney, but are actually wellthought-out and leave me in stitches aswell. Athough he enjoys the sound of his voice abit too much, he is one of my favorite teachers i have ever had. He makes sure yoou get EVERY detail making you understand all the material to the full!
He's not just cool, he's ILL, man. He made me really love Shakespeare's plays, or more specifically, Hamlet. Going overe it in class lets me understand it a lot better than just reading it at home. His jokes aren't great but he's such a funny old man. He really enjoys his work.
His jokes are corny but he's a really good teacher. His tests require you to really pay attention in class. He recommended me for AP and pushed me to do my best. LOVE YOU ILLMAN!
Mr. Illman is an unbelievably wise man and excellent teacer . I have great respect for him.
His non-stop talking puts me to sleep at times. He needs to take some attention away from him. Very ethusiastic teacher
he is so cool round 85 and can still jump up and down onto a table dancing to hamlet.....great guy easy grade
Was my English teacher in 1980> I am now an English teacher uostate. Nobody did a better Hamlet. Teachers do inspire!!!
I've had Illman for two semesters in a row now....and im very happy =) all he asks is for u to read ur books thats it...he is one of the funniest teachers.
MR ILLMAN IS THE BEST! no joke....this guy knows EVERYTHING! and DEAR GOD hes FUNNY!!!!!
He picked the best books and made them transcend their words- a very difficult task in senior English- Mr. Illman rocks!
i barely learned anything in mr. illmans class soley because he got so off topic. it was last period, so everyone was tired and he would just tell jokes and tell us all these random facts... it was cool, and he is funny in a wierd way, but i felt like i w
because of this man, i liked english all over again! He's just so great!
Don't judge a book by it's cover, even though he's not price charming, he is the best English teacher I've ever had. Funny, smart, energetic, bring excitement into dull books like the Crucible, and the Scarlet letter. If you ever have him in his main cla
Mr. Illman creates interest and excitement in the classroom, he brings books alive. He is very funny and has a great understanding of all of the material.
BEST EVER. this guy knows everything. really funny too, in a corny way. still funny though