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She can be intense but she really knows her stuff. I've learned a lot from her. Also, she has really interesting stories. Don't slack off in this class though; it won't fly with her. As long as you're willing to actually take choir seriously she is a fantastic teacher.
Nancie Tobison is one hell of a woman. She's tough, but I have an insane amount of respect for her. Yeah she's a little crazy and plays favorites, but damn. She produces amazing results.
I am very surprised that the Art Department of Barrington High School is still tolerating Nancy Tobison as a teacher. I am very much surprise that the school that has classes/trainings about bullying closes eyes when the teacher is bullying the students. Why this double standard still goes on? How many students will be hurt emotionally so that BHS Art Department gets the recognition....
She is a genius but is terrible with the kids. She verbally abuses them in front of the entire class and wonders why she doesn't get the respect she wants. She holds her power over the children and asks them to do things outside of school that are not school related. She doesn't give everyone a fair chance. Some soloists are soooooo offkey but she continues to use them in every concert and doesn't use the members who have great potential because they aren't her favorite.
yeah she's crazy. But this lady gets the job done. I don't always like her, but I ALWAYS respect her.
Let me list a few things that are wrong about Mrs. Tobison.
-She always arrives to class late.
-She picks favorites.
-She only knows the names of half of the students in class.
-She skipped class to focus on the musical.
-She slapped a student and bragged about it.
-She mentally and physically abusing students.
-If she doesn't like your voice, she will ignore you.
-She's always rude.
-She's racist. She said that we needed black people to make our choir sound good.
She is honestly one of my favorite teachers because she knows her field very well and she produces great shows and musicians. One thing I don't like about her is that she puts you on the spot a whole lot and if, when she puts you on the spot and you mess up, she puts you down and discourages you. She also expects you to either know a lot coming into class or learn quickly without her fully explaining things. Most kids in my class need a tutor because she doesn't fully explain things.
Call it brown nosing but I really appreciate Ms. Tobison. She knows what she is talking about. She's an incredible musician who manages to pull together hundreds of squirrelly high school students, like myself, to produce an incredible musical experience in both the choral concerts, and musicals. Sounds dumb, but if one appreciates music, you would understand. Yes, she can be tough, but you can understand why because it is necessary at most times. I just wish more people recognized this.
Mrs. Tobison is a bully and should not be working with such impressionable kids. She has no respect for the emotional damage she does to the student and should not be anywhere near students that are doing something that they love and not required by the school. Without the students she would be jobless. Barrington High School should be ashamed for allowing this mentally abusive instructor to be involved in any program that molds our future.
She is verbally and emotionally abusive and bullies students. Why on earth is she still teaching?