Ms. Shimmin makes English fun to learn about by bringing in personal connections and involving the student. She makes it easy to come ask for help and she's always willing to work with you. Her goal is to prepare us for college/AP/IB tests and she does so very well.
Shim is one is the most insightful and understanding teachers I have ever had. Her plethora of knowledge and unique teaching style makes her class entertaining and informative. I look forward to going to her class.
Shinnamon Buns is a straight up boss and she has been one of my favorite teachers at Hillcrest. I got a 5 on the AP Lit test because of her detailed mentoring and excellent teaching skills!
She is very slow at grading essays and did not fully prepare her students for the AP test. I would recommend finding another teacher, especially if you love English; she managed to make me hate it.
I was in a pre-ib class with her, and sometimes it felt like we knew more then she did... She tended to deviate from the lesson plan too so unfortunately we missed a LOT of the curriculum.
she brings too much of her personal life into the classroom, which sometimes interferes with her teaching ability.
She is like an upbeat version of the stereotypical english teachers. She can be hard or easy depending on how well you pay attention. I have fun in her class, everyday.