Priscilla Cheney

Average 4.15 based on 102 teacher ratings
Priscilla Cheney is an Ib Program/English teacher at Troy High School located in Fullerton, California and part of Fullerton Joint Union High School District. Priscilla Cheney's 102 teacher ratings contributes to Troy High School's ranking of 1,310 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Troy High School is 3.98 stars.
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I learned a lot from her and still use her tips. She's an excellent teacher, but your grade will suffer more than Oedipus and Ethan Frome combined. Also, Cheney's kids live.

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Ms. Cheney is, by far, the most intimidating teacher I have ever experienced. However, I will also admit that she is a competent teacher. She knows what she's talking about, she's read everything she's teaching a million times over, and once you're on her good side, you're set for the year. I will warn you though, whatever tips she gives you for essays, apply them. She notices that stuff (and will grade nicer if she sees that you take constructive criticism).

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Yo I'd say if you get this class, you'll have constant anxiety, not knowing when the next pop quiz is or whatnot. This is one of the first class that actually stressed my out from studying too much.

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She's an okay teacher...I'll see what I think of her at the end of the year

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Never saw so many exclamation and question marks in a row in my life until I got an essay back from her, lol...

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She will drive fear into the core of your existence. Don't say "based off of" in her class, it's "based on". Also Meursault does not die at the end of the stranger. Also Oedipus doesn't have a demise. She will chew your face off if you make a mistake during a presentation. Sometimes she shows cool movies. She is so biased, you will not get an A in her class I don't care how good you think you are at writing. This class will give you anxiety every time you walk in. Good luck to you.

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I did not enjoy Cheney at all. She is very inconsiderate towards students and does not realize that she is literally killing people's self esteem. She is biased, rude, and only favors preferably white students. Administration repeatedly warns her, yet she fails to abide by the rules. Although she can teach material, her personality is incompatible for the school environment. I feel anxious each time I enter her classroom and sometimes I regret trying to pursue a better education because of her.

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she knows what she's talking about but no one deserves the stuff she puts students through. i had massive anxiety every time i walked into her class. that is not right. she also picks three or four students each year and decides that they are Perfect and Can Do Nothing Wrong, while the rest of us are little trash goblins that probably never bathe.

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she shouldn't even call herself a teacher.

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She's terrifying and scary but she knows her stuff and by the end of the year, you will too. Whether you want to or not.
She inspires into students a fearful awe of her- fear because of her personality/temper and the way she can tear down an essay, awe because of the way she can help you get a 5 on the AP test and her vast knowledge on writing.

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Ms. Cheney was tough but overall taught so much better than all the other English teachers I have had at Troy. Her methods will greatly benefit you on standardized tests and boost your writing skills immensely. She also is very critical of public speaking.

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I dont think she knows who i am

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Bestest. EASY A. NO WORK all FUN! Watch MOVIES! EVERYDAY!

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It's good to be the favorite.

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I did not have Mrs. Cheney for classes at Troy yet (idk if ill have her for AP Lang yet-hope i do). I have her for SAT summer classes at CSUF. She's really tough. We have to memorize like 90 words a night including etymology. Oh danngg.. Well anyway, she's really helpful! She REALLY knows her stuff and she's really helpful. She makes sure that everyone participates and gets the write answer. She is super helpful with grammar. Tbh, I am really good at grammar, but she taught me so much more!

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I think she hates me.

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pls no pickerino

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To be honest, Ms. Cheney is a good teacher. She genuinely cares, but there are a few problems with her class in general. First of all, she picks favorites (although I was one), and really hates some of her students. If you're on her "bad" list, there is absolutely no way to get an A in her class--even if she dislikes you for reasons not related directly to you. Also, how she runs oral presentations is flawed--she acts as if ishe is the judge at a jury rather than a teacher.

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Ms. Cheney can be really mean and unfair to students. To me personally she was actually really nice, but the way she treats some of her kids is just unnecessary. A classroom shouldn't be an environment where you feel uncomfortable and targeted. While she is very good at picking apart pieces of literature, she often goes into a more abstract and personal point of view that students wouldn't be able to analyse without that experience. Also, she misuses the word "irony". Comprenez vous, y'all?

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Amazing teacher. She will work you hard and teach you how to write for the rest of your life. TIP: Whenever you have an essay, talk to her about your thesis and topic sentences ahead of time. Continually improve your writing and she'll be generous when rounding. Helpful for any SAT. She gives great college advise. Can be VERY mean at times, but work hard and behave in her class. Freshmen: don't hate her if you got a B it's not like freshmen grades matter. Is sympathetic, but she won't accept BS.

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She's a tough teacher & gets a lot of flack for being "strict" or "moody". To be honest, doesn't everyone have bad days? But she knows how to teach writing, knows how to analyze every piece of literature, and knows her material. Some teachers just can't teach, but Ms. Cheney can. She really deserves a lot more credit for her teaching than what most give her.

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She is a GREAT teacher. She actually made me a better student and writer. Even though her grading may be harsh, she at least knows the subject she is teaching unlike some teachers at Troy. Her class is reasonably hard, but as long as you try and do the work, you will be fine.

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Comprende Vu Y’all. I am happily divorced and my name is MIZZZ not MRS. Get it right or I will chop off your head and feed it to my Gods.

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Very great teacher. Motivational and kind.

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I don't like her. While she's knowledgeable, she seems bipolar. Her tests and her essay grades aren't balanced. I study for all the tests, getting all A's , but my essays weren't great (a C and a C-). It brought me down to a C+.

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Best teacher ever. If she's harsh sometimes, it's because she wants you to learn. I prefer that to being coddled by an incompetent teacher.

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i reallly dont like that woman. she's mean. she doesnt say nice things she expects you to be super smart, and like an AMAZING writer when we're not. i dont like the way she teaches.she expects too much from us liddo freshman

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I am very intimidated by her. When someone asks a question, she will just say "What?!" Also, she always picks up or text on her phone when ever it rings during LECTURES!

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Great teacher. Most misunderstandings are incidental. She'll explain if you need help. She's funny and considerate too. Her style is structured- it's a good idea to follow it. The main problem is that most people think they c

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Very insensitive to others. Did not seem to care about her class and answers her phone in the middle of it. Or txts back when she gets a txt during. a lecture

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As an IB Coordinator, she was pretty cool. But as an english teacher, not so much. She has all these rules that don't make sense and she doesn't explain things carefully.

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She doesnt really care about her students but she has favorites. If you try to ask a question she'll yell out "What!"

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That said, I don't like the Troy IB program. IB curricula and projects are barely covered in AP/IB math and AP/IB physics. If you want to learn from IB and score high, you have to do it on your own.

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Get to know her well: she cares about her students and has a big heart. She's really loyal and will stick up for you when you most need it.

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without her I would be an immoral fool

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I actually liked her a lot! Don't get on her bad side, but if you're a good student and work hard, she's very understanding and helpful.

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I love Mrs. Rich! She so much more than a teacher. She's like a surrogate mother to all of her students.

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She only cares about the IDEAL potential full IB students. As for the rest of you... no you will not meet with her and will not even have a chance to speak to her on how you can even try participating.

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She really tries to teach her students, not just tell. Really nice, too. ;D

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She may seem nice when you enter as a freshmen, but by the time you're a senior, you will have realized that this woman has no heart, no sympathy, NO SOUL. The sad thing is, this isn't that much of an exaggeration.

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she has so much more planned for us every day than just an english lesson. she wants us to leave 9th grade a stronger person, a smarter person, and a better person.

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nicest teacher...really cares about students. Tries to incorporate life lessons as well as English, makes her really cool

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The nicest teacher on campus.

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she is so unwilling to help.

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shes pretty cool and reallllly nice

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I LOVED her - fantastic teacher.

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she REALLY cares about the students, and doesnt only teach english..she taught students to be better ppl.. very understanding and fair. loved the stories she read from chicken soup

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SHES SO AWESOME!!i loved her class and i wish i were in it 2nd semester!

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Best. Ever.

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I wish I would have never left her class! Your the best Ms. Rich! Thanks for everything!

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too many esssays. its a small price to pay for a good teacher

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Superb teacher!

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Personally,I think she's one of my favorite teachers at Troy. I've learned so much from her, both in her English Class and from the advice she's given as the IB director.i<3cheney

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Awesome teacher. Loved her for Future Teachers. Too bad it went by too quickly

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Typically IB program teacher at Troy. She does not teach on a foundation based on objective truth and she only presents the material (badly)

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If I could give I would give her zeros on being helpful. She has an awful attitude

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omg such an awesome teacher :]. I'll miss you Mrs. Rich. So helpful and kind! (Although she does say phenomenal a little too much)

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very awesome teacher! yay!

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She's too rigid and critical, plays favorites too often and is not really all that bright. I feel sorry for the IB kids that have to deal with her now.

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Helpful on grading papers, true. Lectures often degrade into circular arguments. Teaches her opinion as the only possible explanation.

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She's the type of teacher that has a genuine interest in you if you got the need to succeed. She's a good teacher to consider for writing a letter of recom.

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o my gosh mrs rich is the best english teacher EVER!this is my favorite class and i cry cuz ill never have her again.i hope she reads all the coo stuf about her

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she's not not cool... and she can be funny, but she overuses words and she doesnt focus on the topic at hand. her class has a homey feeling tho, and we do learn life lessons, very non-conformative english teacher.

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very Nice but has alot of projects

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Cool teacher, but boring

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I would never have graduated high school, thank you Mrs Rich!

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Life lessons are the best, but the English is still good.

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BEST TEACHER, but kinda hard,

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your the best! i learn alot and not just about english!

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Go Mrs. Rich.

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English I - HAAAA! Just wait til junior year! You'll wish you hd her

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i think she learned how to use sarcasm in our class =)

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sat with me for almost an hour to work through a paper today! Wow!

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class of '99 alumni... Ms. Cheney, you instilled within me a LOVE for literature

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"a thing is defined by what is not it"...like whoa...got me thinking

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Mrs. Rich is the best~

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You rock Mrs. Rich!!!!

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really hard in writing, but my writing is so improved......

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The New IB Coordinator from Fall 2002!! Good luck to Class of 2003 and beyond!

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if you're not in troy tech...you're not worth her time.

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THE HARDEST AND BESTEST TEACHER IN DA WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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One of the greatest mentors in English a student can have.

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An excellent and warm teacher

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she learned me some good english

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witty

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existentialism . . . ARRRGG!!! but wowowwoowow!!!great stuff! fun class!

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GRRRRRRRRRR8

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cheney runs the school-she is my god

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not helpful, doesnt listen, stubborn, plays favorites, IB cord ha!!! it'll bebad

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Shes great if shes having a good day and you're on her good side- luckily I was.

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She's an awesome teacher but NEVER EVER EVER EVER ask a question!!!!

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I LEARN in her class

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dude, shes a GREAT teacher & those who sed she hates u shes not proly not alone

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haha! she's funny!

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Cool personality.....Hardest Freshman class.....Still, I got an A twice

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She's really mean, hard, and criticizes a lot and about everything

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Finally, an english teacher that knows what she's talking about.

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Very nice and very smart

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