Average 4.87 based on 66 teacher ratings
Pfaffenbach is a Social Studies teacher at Shenendehowa High School located in Clifton Park, New York and part of Shenendehowa Central School District. Pfaffenbach's 66 teacher ratings contributes to Shenendehowa High School's ranking of 845 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Shenendehowa High School is 4.13 stars.
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She is THE best teacher i am so glad she teaches. i hope theres more teachers like her

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Greatest teacher i have ever had. She makes the most boring subject (world history) and topics interesting.

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Hands done the best teacher I have ever had, and will. I have never seen another teacher with her passion and affinity for teaching and making sure everyone is involved and happy. She personally cares for all of her students. She made Ap World the best period of the day for myself and certainly others. If you are lucky enough to have her, you are going to have a fun and engaging year where you actually learn history! thank you Pfaff!!!

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Arguably the greatest teacher I've ever had. Very knowledgeable, understanding, and always there for her students. She always made the materials we learned interesting and fun. I was very well prepared for the AP exam, and I will never forget her as having been one of the few teachers who changed my life.

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Pfaffenbach is a GREAT teacher. She is the kind of teacher that all the students want. She is so passionate about history that her passion passed on to me and I actually got interested. She is also very nice and funny. Keeping that in mind, she is still a very hard teacher and AP World History is a very tough course but I couldn't ask for a better teacher to guide me. She actually TEACHES and teaching children is obviously something she actually loves doing which seems to be rare these days.

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best teacher you will ever have. she makes you think and gets you excited to learn. is ver passionate about her job and really know a lot about what she is teaching. best global history teacher you can have.

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I'm so thankful I got to be her student and get to know her throughout high school. Amazing lady

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Not one of the best I've ever had; THE best I've ever had. I was a B history student at best before her. I got a 95 on my 9th grade final, 100 on my 10th grade midterm, and 95 on the regents. I now will be pursuing History as my college major She connects better than any other teacher at Shen. Period. She commands respect by being one of the most intelligent and approachable teachers in the entire district. Prepare to write a ton of essays, and so help you god, ANALYSIS ANALYSIS!!! Shen's best.

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Pfaff is probably the best history I ever had she went beyond just telling us information that we most likely will forget by the end of the week she gave us reasons behind it, ways to remember it, and real life example that is there were any.

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Best teacher I've ever had. Fun, engaging class and her homework is cake because it is one question per night and it's collected at the end of the week. She gets the most respect out of her students than any other teacher because she is actually nice and understanding and willing to help in anyway she can. Also you WILL learn more writing in her class than in your English class as she is very tough on grading essays. And she gets you to think in ways other than what you've always been taught.

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she was the best teacher I have ever had and probably one of the smartest people I know. She's fun,smart,helpful , encouraging , unique, and always looking for creative fun ways for us to learn. she loves all her students and always says that other adults don't really take notice of how smart we all are and the great ideas we can come up with. She's an amazing teacher and your lucky if you have the chance to be in her class.

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Without a doubt one of my favorite teachers of all time. You can't describe her in words. The only way to know the awesomeness of Pfaff is to be in her class.

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coolest teacher ever she makes us understand the topic without us even trying,and she is really smart

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Mrs. Phaffenbach is AWESOME! I look forward to coming to her class everyday. She is the most chill teacher I've ever had. learning in her class is fun but also educational.

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BEST TEACHER!! she has made my 9th grade year FABULOUS!!

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I think she may be the best teacher Ive ever had. She makes class fun, and cares about students on an individual level. She isn't afraid to admit it when she makes a mistake. I wish I could have her every year not just this one. Not only that but she doesnt get mad at the class clown, or the smart kids who correct her. Even though she doesnt, her class is still in control, because we all respect her

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MADE MY 9TH GRADE YEAR AMAZING. The best teacher I have ever had. She loves her job. She's loud, upbeat and so fun. Words cannot describe how much of a great teacher she is. She gets you involved. I looked forward to her class everyday. She's never mean, ever. She throws out the most random historic facts and it's the most amusing thing ever. I did so good on the final because of her. If you have her, congratulations and prepare to become a global history fanatic.

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She really knows how to make history fun and actually teaches history, not just text book icky-ness. She makes you think and makes learning fun. She's patient and really takes pride in being a teacher and puts 100% in every day. Who ever has her is lucky to have such a passionate teacher.

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Pfaff! She was my favorite teacher this year. She was very helpful and fun. Also, she let the classclowns entertain the class instead of writing them up like other teachers would.

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pfaffie is wonderful her sarcasm and humor makes history fun, i have only known her for a month cuz she just had a baby, but she is definitely #1 in a ranking of my teachers

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best teacher, makes class super fun and makes even bring topics fun. gets off topc alot but is super nice.

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She rocks. She is relly nice and understanding.

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she is awesome

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Great teacher she is really fun. study you will do really well. true she does pick favorites.

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Mrs. Phaff is totally the best teacher i have had this year. she is tons of fun in class, and i think that a few of her study methods help to encourage creativity. in her class i got all 5 on the essays by using her essay study methods. Phaff totally tops all teachers so far!! :)

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loveee herrr. best teacher in HSW. she actually makes global fun, and s.s was my least favorite class lol

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good teacher in all picks a lot of favorites liked her better in the beinning of the year

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ya she rules

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LOVE HER!!! i wish i cud hve her all thru highschool!! i miss being in her class!! although me & my "partner" were sooo quiet..lol i LOVE MRS. PFAFF!! be grateful if you get her as a teacher!! <333

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Love her. Thats all I have to say.

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Makes the most boring subject in the school my most enjoyable class. I just wish she'd give out easier 100s on essays.

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mrs phaff is teaching you stuff and you dont even no it she is the shizz

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Mrs. Pfaff was probably the most interesting teacher i ever had. Some of her teaching methods are not too bad, but when the final comes, she's really helpful & has creative ways to study.

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She is a great teacher. I always look forward to going to global. She has many different methods of teaching to make sure everyone understands, and she has a lot of interactive projects that force you to think things out.

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the best global teacher ever!

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shes my favorite teacher!

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she's so nice! she makes whatever she's teaching really easy to learn

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BEST TEACHER EVER!!!

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Best teacher in the world!! I love her...she makes my day better no matter what. most AMAZING teacher EVER!!!! Just hope that u get her because its worth it, you'll love her.

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pfaff is really nice...but i dont learn a lot in her class

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phaffenback is a pretty sweet teacher!!!!

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shes awesome! one of the best teachers i've had in a loooonnnngggggg time

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all i can say is.......ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!

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defintitely one of my favorite teachers! she is so sweet and awesome....she cares a lot about her students. and she really is one fun teacher. she has her bad times, like, with her thematic essays...but other than that, she's so sweet

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Coolest Social Studies Teacher Ever had her during 05/06

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All i need to say is give her the respect she deserves and she wil be nice. Dont ask stupid questions, just try to pay attention and you might find some of the stuff she talks about is really interesting. I had her 9th period during the 04-05 school year, she was a blast and was kinda easy to get off topic.

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Period 3 year 04-05 global history 9 class was the best class ive ever experienced in my life. i lookd forward to going to it everyday. not only did i learn alot, i did great in her class. i averaged around an 80 throughout the year, but on the final i got a 91. awesome teacher.

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She has to be the best teacher I've ever had. The way she lets you participate actively in class, has a GREAT sense of humor and always respects your opinion, and most of all, treats you as a person, not a child, is wonderful. Her tests are fair game so long as you pay attention. If you get her, you are in for a great year. Although the subject matter may seem to some as boring, the way she presents it with a contemporary twist makes it a heck of a lot more interesting.

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she is very fun

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Pfaff is the best teacher i have ever had and her class always made me laugh. Her tests are kind of difficult but if you participate in class you will still get in the 90s even if you get 70s/80s on tests. I got a 98 on the final becasue of her. shes the best ever.

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she totally kicks. her sarcastic sense of humor & her extreme confidence are really evident in the way she presents herself. she's also really tolerant of other people's opinions, as long as you're not obnoxious about it. her classes go by insanely fast because she keeps everyone active with group projects. she's just too cool, there's no one quite like Pfaff.

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yeah i love phaffy

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Pfaff is a really good teacher, and makes learning history better than it usually is, dull and boring.when she assigns her homework, which she rarely does, make sure you do it.her tests can be difficult, and i think the clas average was around 70 for them all, but she is a good teacher and its a great class.

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pfaff is one of the coolest teachers ive ever had, she extremely approachable, and always backs up her opinions

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Dude, I had Pfaff 2 years ago and seriously, she is the greatest teacher I've had so far for my high school career. I absolutely LOVED her. She was always fun and she made me want to work hard. Before her 9th grade global class, I think I hated history, but I definitely ended up loving it, and still do. Thanks Pfaff!

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The Pfaffinator is the best!

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always gets off topic

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Ms. Pfaffenbach is awesome. She teaches great, and knows what she's doing. She also brings the interest of you by being sarcastic, etc. She's a great teacher.

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Pfaff is very smart, went to Harvard, knows what she's talking about, and overall, teaches a good class

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Pfaff is the best! I raised my final exam grade ten points b/c of her!

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mrs. pfaffenbach brings comedy to the classroom which makes it fun :)

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best global teach ive had in a long time. very funny

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give it a couple weeks to get used to her teaching, and study hard for tests, but most fun and educational global teacher in west

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I loved Mrs. Pfaffenbach! She's easy to get along with & she made class tons of fun.. however, it was rather difficult.

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her class was difficult but lots of fun

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The best teacher I've ever had and probably will be the best in my entire high school career. All of those who had/has her, you are very lucky.

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