Don't know if it's the same teacher, but I had a Rifkin for math 30 years ago!!! If it's the same one, she was great and was very patient when teaching us algebra!!!!
Get to know her and and she'll love you - comes in handy college time. Fill out all the recc forms and she'll let you dictate her letter for her.
She does not deserve the rating she has. She is not great. She is terrible.
she is really nice, and really cares about you. and tries, to help u the best she can.