Average 3.5 based on 23 teacher ratings
Sandy Maguire is a Performing Arts teacher at Miramonte High School located in Orinda, California and part of Acalanes Union High. Sandy Maguire's 23 teacher ratings contributes to Miramonte High School's ranking of 1,374 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Miramonte High School is 3.8 stars.
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Mrs. Maguire is the greatest speech coach EVER, but you actually need to take what she says to heart and use her (somewhat harsh) critiques to make you a better speaker. Much better coach than KPlant.

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if you try to improve, she will be nice to you. she taught me so nice and was so kind to me. she believed in me. i love her so much. i miss her <3

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i cannot iterate how much i love and admire this woman. hall of fame coach. created the public speaking team.

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i have endless respect for her. such a great teacher. 1010100101100110x better than mrs plant. OH I LOVE YOU MRS MAGUIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PUTS SO MUCH EFFORT INTO THE CLASS. unlike k plant, she MAKES U A BETTER SPEAKER. she truly cares

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She will teach you a lot about public speaking, but she has favorites and isn't always fair to everyone. she can be very sassy and will make you do a speech that you weren't interested. be careful

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i learned more from this lady in one day than i learned from mrs plant in one year

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She really wants you to improve as a speaker and will tell you exactly what you need to improve. So critical, honesty, helpful. She can be hard but you learn a lot from her.

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These hate messages appall me. She is NOT mean-spirited or evil. She is just HONEST--but that's why you improve as a speaker. A great, kind, passionate woman. Miss her sooo much.

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An amazing, KIND (but honest) woman. The only reason why Miramonte public speaking is so incredible. I miss her.

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She is really critical but gives good feedback and is brutally honest. She helps you get a lot better and isn't too mean if you are well prepared.

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The best coach you will ever have for public speaking. The only reason why ppl are hating is because she's honest. If your speech sucks she'll tell you. Amazing, kind woman.

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This woman has no business teaching. She shows no respect for students and is the antithesis of a teacher who inspires learning. She's the posterchild for abolishing teacher tenure!

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Illogical. Her whole method of everything DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. But everyone bands together to beat the mutant waddle.

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beware of the gobble because it will get you.

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she may be ruthless and unreasonable, but u hav to give her credit for stayin with pub for this long. true, she doesn't help u that much with ur speech skills, but the class is definitely worth it

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She is heartless, mean, and cruel, yet possibly the most humorous individual on campus. She is demanding and at times unreasonable, but a good teacher nonetheless.

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As bad, mean and cruel as she is, she can help people's speaking (and I admit, not in the best way); but if you have the will to stick it out in that class, it is really rewarding.

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This woman is cruel and I had her over 5 yrs ago. The only way I became a good speaker was through the support of other students in the program. Don't let her get to you....

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She's obviously built up a very good debate probram at Miramonte, but she's still one of the most heartless people I've ever heard of. Avoid this woman.

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The worst grader I have ever had too. She favors students too much and how much she liks them decides their grade in the class.

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I will admit that Mrs. Mguire is not the nicest of teachers. However, she has taught me many things about debate. Whoever said she doesnt know anything about debate, you are wrong.

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I really hope she retires. She is SO out of it. She is the most unethical person ever and everyone knows she cheats in speech and debate. Mean teacher.

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