Average 4.41 based on 69 teacher ratings
Ashley Novak is an English teacher at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. Ashley Novak's 69 teacher ratings contributes to Arcadia High School's ranking of 1,216 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arcadia High School is 4.15 stars.
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novak is so nice and easy :') good speech and debate advisor and eng 10h teacher

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ms novak compared to diaz is a lot easier and better in freshman english h. although she doesn't teach as much and you don't learn as much as diaz kids, novak is very kind and cares about you. she very chill and most of the time carefree. she grades hard on writings at first in the beginning of the school yr, but she gets easier as time flies. i loved your class ms novak! english is usually a boring subject but you made it fun and enjoyable with projects and you're always there when i need help

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I'll reiterate what someone else said from before: The does seem to favor people who speak up, but that's only natural. English is a very interactive subject, it's hard to teach when nobody asks questions. So speak up a bit, do your homework, and go to her if you need help, and hopefully it will all be fine. SHE GRADES FAIRLY. If you're a freshman on Speech

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She has favorites and makes it very clear who her favorites are. She doesn't seem very helpful and gives you a feeling that she doesn't want to help. Overall a "OK" teacher.

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Everyone in her English and Speech classes agree that she's an easygoing, funny teacher who has a ton of charisma. She helps and bonds with her students in a way that no other teacher does, and her class is the class I look forward to everyday because it's always so lively in her room. Students enjoy being in her class so much that instead of leaving her class as soon as the bell rings, some of us stay at least 5 or 10 minutes after the bell.

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To me, MIss. Novak, overall, is a great teacher who helps her students and explains the topics we work on very well. For example, we are currently working Romeo and Juliet and for this unit, we have to write paragraphs about the plot and such. She provides help whenever needed and doesn't hesitate when someone asks difficult questions. During class, she keeps the environment very interesting and lively. She is the type of teacher you can get along with very well and is clearly devoted to her job

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She encourages you to express your opinion. She grades pretty fairly.

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experienced, busy but still keeps up pretty well with the hundred of students

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Mrs Novak is a great teacher. She makes class fun, is very relaxed, and has a great hands-on teaching approach, whereshe gets everyone involved. She's a good English teacher, but a fantastic Speech

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I love Ms. Novak. She makes English fun, explains things well, and if you need help, just ask. She does seem to favor people who speak up, but that's only natural. English is a very interactive subject, it's hard to teach when nobody asks questions. So speak up a bit, do your homework, and go to her if you need help, and hopefully it will all be fine.

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She's great. But she seems to favor the loud people. I guess it's obvious why, but still.

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She's nice to everyone, but she does favor speech kids. As a teacher, she's ok (easy, but not too effective). For honors, she doesn't prepare you that well because she doesn't focus enough on writing. Approach her, though, if you need help because she's nice and helps you with your essays.

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Novak is an amazing teacher. From her class I grew as a writer and a student. She is in no way insufficient. You can't have a teacher spoon-feed you everything. Especially in English and more so in English Honors. She's incredibly helpful when you're confused and need advice, as well as very funny!

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She is one of the best English teachers I have ever had. Her class isn't exactly easy, and you have to work hard, but it's not too bad, and she can make the assignments fun. There's always a lot of discussion about what we're reading or doing, which is an effective tool to remember more details. She's just so fun and nice, and she can understand and sympathize without being a total pushover, which is something I admire greatly. Although sometimes she gives vague instructions, if you ask her, she'll clarify.

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Novak is so great ! She's really friendly and helpful, and she always explains herself if we don't understand. She's very encouraging and helped me to become a better writer. Great teacher overall !

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She is nice and all and really helpful but she isn't really clear on what she wants...

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OMG!! BESTEST TEACHER AND COACH EVER!! Her class is so much fun to be in and she really knows how to connect with students! Anyone who has her is EXTREMELY lucky.

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Mrs. Novak is the awesomest teacher ever. End of story.

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i love ms novak!!!! she's so cool and she really wants you to do well in english H. speech and debate with her is so fun. SHE'S THE COOLEST TEACHER EVER! if you ever have her, you'll be very lucky

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koolest teacher ever by far

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She makes me want to be a better student ... and I have fun in the process. I wish more teachers were like Miss Novak!

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This the best Engish teacher I had so far!!!

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Ms. Novak really listens to you. Wish i had lee for eng H, but she's cool. this year, i would definitely have her as my eng H teacher than any other teacher there is.

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fresh english. only one-two essays in the quarter, but she is a harsh/fair grader. especially since she is a speech & debate coach. the rest of clado the rest of class is pretty chill as long as you do work.

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Ms. Novak is an amazing friend, mentor and coach. Sure, she's not exactly what you'd expect as a normal teacher, esp. if you have her for english, but as a Speech Coach, she gives us the leeway and space we need.

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I LOVE MS NOVAK! SHE HELPS SO MUCH! Plus she works so hard for speech! Yaya ms Novak!!!!!!!

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omg!!! best teacher ever!!! helps u sooo much!!!! doesnt play favorites and treats u like an equal!!! soo much fun!

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Ms. Novak is a fun person, but she doesn't really give you help much.

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ms novak is such a fun teacher she has a great personality

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Novak is awesome.

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novak is awesome!!!

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very nice!!! had a blast during the summer.. movies, stories, and pizza party! shes awesome.. improv's the BEST! you have TONS of fun up there! be funny!

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nice and funny, learned a lot, thanks ms novak =D

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hmmmm.... interesting... blah blah does this count?

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MOST HELPING AND COOL TEACHER EVER!! she's has got a great method of teaching and you'll have lots of fun. Honors is hard, but what do u expect??

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Ms. Novak RULES! i think she has a great way of teaching and makes learning REALLY REALLY cool. CYA MS. NOVAK!!!

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Is she hard in honors english?

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shes awesome...shes so we welcome you to munchkin land and shes great with her glinda and she's helpful and cowardly lion and we love her and her SPEECH PRIDE!

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Shes pretty hard. She wont help you if she doesnt like you, so dont get on her bad side.

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YOU ROCK, MS. NOVAK

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She's a good teacher but she lets the class run wild..She should rule with an iron fist and her class would be more enjoyable...Free "A" just know alot from sko

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So cool and very nice to look at!

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the coolestg

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she's the greatest English teacher that I have ever had! She loves what she teaches and it shows! Funny, smart, and wonderful overall!

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she truly helped me to suceed in her class, and treated us asadults as freshmen

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she is absolutely the best teacher EVER! SHE ROCKS!

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what an AWESOME teacher!! i love you ms. novak!

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she's so lazy!

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Best Teacher Ever!!!

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an awesome teacher...thinks of cool projects...easy going

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ms novaks da best

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shes styling... seriously

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ms.novak rocks

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English or Speech (naturally speech is better), Novak ROCKS!!!!!!!

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what's so funny about never having carved turkey...or asparagus?

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YOU ARE SOOOOO CRAZY COOL :) love yooo

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Ash Rocks!

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ms. novak rocks! arcadia speech team rocks! thanx ms. novak

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she's SOOO cool n nice, and her eng class is easy. has cool clothes.

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She is the BEST speech teacher EVER~! we rule cuz of her!

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Great coach/teacher

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She's so nice! Very easy-going!

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she's kool and really nice. just make sure u do all homework and get As on essay

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One of the best sophomore english teacher that I have ever had.

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she is the best teacher in the universe!!!

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She's so great!

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what does she find so funny about people from the middle east?

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She's a FUNNNN teacher!! woo hoo go Novak

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GO SPEECH! Ms. Novak is the BEST speech coach ever! She has a cute kitty! :)

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