Average 4.32 based on 18 teacher ratings
Russell McDowell is an English teacher at Niskayuna High School located in Niskayuna, New York. When comparing Russell McDowell's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Russell McDowell's ratings are above the average of 4.25 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Niskayuna High School is 4.02 stars.
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I'm a few years out of Nisky, and would like to thank Mr. McDowell. He was the only English teacher to teach me anything and I use it constantly. It's a shame he's retired. Thank you for making a better writer.

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I don't understand why there are so many people who say he doesn't teach because I learned more from him last year then I ever have in English. He actually talks about grammar and how to write well, and he always puts an interesting spin on his discussions. I developed incredibly as a writer during the span of his class. He is very frank when he responds to students though, which some people may not like. Regardless, his classes are great.

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I don't think we're learning anything in his class. It's really weird. He's funny though and most people really like him.

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okay yea he is a funny/cool guy but he is NOT a good teacher. look at what we learn... nothing.

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such a beautiful man.

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McDaddy is the BEST english teacher hands down. There is a beautiful wisdom about him that makes you just sit in awe of his tolerance, and knowledge. He's funny, adorable and really connects with students- LOVE YOU

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Best english teacher that i've ever had. Actually teaches you how to be a better writer and better thinker

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I thought he was a great guy and he was always challenging. he was not an easy teacher but he was worth being in the class because he taught so much!

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Amazing teacher, put up with all the craziness of my class and added his own hilarity too. I will always <3 Roger Chillingworth because of Mr. McDowell!

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I love him!<3 I had him for 2 years and he was the best english teacher I've ever had. He's so reasonable and understanding. He's got the best trivia

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he's a teacher that understands the subject he teaches, and can tolerate ALOT from anyone(believe me, i know)...basically, he's what most teachers should be.

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Mr. McDowell is awesome! If only I could have had him sooner, I would have liked English earlier! He is the best...I love reasonable people!

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I always looked forward toMcDowell's class at the end of the day!

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Mr. M is the best! I love him he's so cool! He has the best little random facts of information and philosophies.

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McDowell's class was awsome! I had 3rd lunch last year but he managed to have the class fly by.

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the best teacher i've had in high school

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Niskayuna High School is located in Niskayuna, New York with an average teacher rating of 4.02 stars. When comparing Niskayuna High School's teachers to other teachers in the state of New York, Niskayuna High School's teachers are below the average of 4.25 stars. Niskayuna High School ranks -- amongst all High Schools in the state of New York. Learn More