She's retiring this year--woohoo. Gym classes need role models to instill the values of physical exercise, not hypocritical vicious people who don't know even the first thing about how to teach. Can't say we'll miss you!
Both of my children had her when they attended MHS. And what a pain it was, she was never rude to me, but she brought my daughter to tears twice. My kids ended up with A's and B's in the class. She managed to pick on my shy son and my outspoken daughter and somehow knew exactly which buttons to push to leave each of them dreading attending her class 2 or 3 times a week. I wish the school would do something about her.
Let me tell you what I think of Pamela McDonough. Now, before I begin, let me just say that I didn't fail her class, I received an A grade in all 8 semesters of high school gym, but this came with a price. Which was remaining relatively calm every time she would comment on my breasts - negatively - in front of the class. Her actions as an educator alone makes me believe that no NYS educator is put through mandatory sexual harassment training of any kind. She is a menace to such a great school.
I really tried to go out of my way to be nice to her and I mean REALLY out of my way to be nice. Still unpleasant and nasty to everyone. She has been working long enough and it's really time to retire. I'm sorry but get nice or please enjoy your pension.
Horrible teacher and a bad human being
A bumbling idiot who knows absolutly nothing about what she is talking about. She changes the rules of every sport to the point where its not even the same thing anymore. She is extremely mean and sarcastic and spends alot of time boosting her own ego. She is far to overwieght to be taken seriously on the matter of fitness. She constantly shows up late however this isnt a problem for her since she is an expert at deflecting the blame for her faults onto her students. U suck retire.
What I don't understand is why she doesn't just get up and collect the rest of her pension already. Compared to Sair, Giardino, and Fumfgeld, it is obvious to everyone in the school that she pales in comparison to them and just needs to go.
She is the most outrageous gym teacher I have ever had, she seems to pick on certain kids especially and its not fair I feed sorry for them
I was in her class last year when a few kids took some basketballs out of the supply closet. SHE HAD A FRICKIN MELTDOWN. I was unlike anything ive ever seen. Not only do we have to deal with her for g
she yells at kids unnecessarily and because of that no one respects her. She is biased towards girls and i feel bad for the boys who are in her class because she never gives them a break
I think that Mrs. Mc Donough is smart, funny and nice. I think she's getting a bad rap here. She really does care for us kids.
stick to eating tubs of salad.. shes really mean to students
takes gym too seriously. gym should be about kickball not personal bests