The Doctor is the man. He is the definition of a monster. He helps out students and should be president. He is a big boy.
A very involved teacher that goes to the max for your learning.
hes the best. he work hard with me. i in esl class and he comes to help me during lunch. i thank dr hartnell
My son (Class of 2013) and daughter (Class of 2015) both flourished with Dr. Hartnell. My son had him for non-honors and my daughter for honors. Dr. Hartnell challenged them both and made them both better learners - and writers (for sure!) - by the time they left his class. More importantly, Dr. Hartnell made my children better people, and for that, my husband and I are truly grateful.
Dr. Hartnell lures impressionable 14 year olds into his class with his persona and his eschewing of traditional pedagogy. He makes deluded comments that inflate their ego about how the school system has failed them, all the while force feeding them his own mistaken opinions as fact. He trivializes the points of those who disagree with him. On multiple occasions, Dr. Hartnell has made rude coments about subjects that he has no expertise on just for laughs. Over-all he's a pretty nice guy, though.
Hartnell or as I call,school dad, is the best human being I've ever met. I had him freshman year last year and he is still helping me with my struggle of the death of my brother. There is no way I could use ONLY 500 characters to explain how great of a teacher and person he is. I would also have anxiety attacks over his tests and he would frequently check on me to make sure I was okay. Just last week I had a breakdown and he just let me cry while I hugged him.
Love you school dad!!!
Best teacher I've ever had. His honors class is very hard but very worth it!
I enjoyed reading "Blonde Roots" as a class. Really cool book - and really cool project assignment. That's how Dr. Hartnell is - always bringing in new ideas and projects to spice up a very difficult Honors' class.
Hartnell is a creative and fun teachers and will always give you the resources that you would need
quality teacher. district needs more like him. our dinner conversations always began with what dr. hartnell did in school. now that my son no longer has dr. hartnell, our table discussions are boring! i honestly wish i had someone as dedicated to teaching when when i was in school.
Dr. Hartnell isn't messing around! He's going to pile-drive historical information into your brain from bell-to-bell and each and every day. Byt don't worry - he's sweet dude and makes learning fun. Enjoy it cuz when you don't have him, you'll be sad
he's amazing. challenges us to think. all around a good guy. best in the building by far.
HARTNELL ROCKS!!! Disco dance day
I need more than 500 characters to describe Dr. Hartnell. What a wonderful teacher and human being. His genuine personality makes his classroom the safest, most educational, and greatest in the entire building. He is a powerful lecturer and invests so much time into preparing a unique learning environment. He stays up until 2:00 am working on his class - and it shows. Thank you, Dr. Hartnell - you are the BEST of the BEST!
Dr. Hartnell has made my Freshmen year so outstanding already. His passion for his subject carries over to his passion for his profession. He does so much to help our school be the best it can be. From dressing up during Spirit Weeks to going to the games, Dr. Hartnell IS Westerville North!
I have Dr. Hartnell!!! WOO HOO!!! Today was the first day of class and already I know it'll be a GREAT year! I've never been this excited for any class before. My 2 brothers had him and loved him - so I can't wait for the first lecture!
Dr. Hartnell = Westerville. Without him, there is no Westerville. He is the future of teaching, so all those jealous teachers beware. Hartnell grapples school issues and leads the building in a way I've never seen anyone else do. He brings an intensity to his classroom that keeps students engaged, focused, and having fun. I am glad he turned down the opportunity to "go pro" and didn't leave Westerville for college. RESPECT THE BEARD!!!
Dr. Hartnell saved my life. No joke. He guided me through a very dark time in my life by being there to listen to the horrible things happening in my life. I looked forward to his class every day because it gave me 45 minutes away from my troubles. His entertaining and informative lectures and awesome class websites must take forever to create and write. Thank you for all that you do. You are truly a life saver.
Dr. Hartnell creates a learning experience unseen in the high school level. He isn't kidding when he says he's "revolutionizing" education. From his approach in making history REAL and connecting it to today's events to his new sytle of assessing students, we are THANKFUL beyond belief that both of our children had him as their teacher. Thank you Dr. Hartnell.
Dr. Hartnell is the reason why residents must pass levies and keep good teachers in their schools! Without Dr. Hartnell, Westerville would be a sub-par district.
New and veteran teachers take note! Dr. Hartnell IS the embodiment of a true educator. From Day #1 he sets the tone for a unique educational experience - a trip that EVERY student (and teacher) should experience. Dr. Hartnell is the largest feather in the cap of a strong educational system in Westerville.
Most dedicated. Most creative. Most passionate. Most energetic. Most educational. Most entertaining. All around... the BEST teacher that North has to offer.
A true professional. He helped my son transition from middle school to high school with great ease. Dr. Hartnell's ability to take complicated subject material and make it relatable (and interesting/fun) is why we really hoped our son got him his Freshman year.
Dr. Hartnell has the zaniest classroom! A huge full wall screen for his lectures, a giant podium, a guillotine, an Egyptian throne, and 100 props! It's the greatest environment ever!
Dr. Hartnell demands the best from his students because he gives HIS best EVERY day. No other teacher at North is as passionate as Dr. H!
I FINALLY got to have him as my teacher after having some of the worst teachers at North. What a breath of fresh air Dr. H is! His methods and instruction are the BEST!
I've heard Dr. H is leaving to go teach in college! :-( He will be an amazing professor but North will not be the same without him. Best of luck Dr. H! Thank you!!!
Easily among the district's best teachers - organized, thought-provoking, intense, and creative - Dr. Hartnell brings his A-game every day.
Dr. Hartnell (Mr. when I had him) proved to me the importance of chasing your dreams and being passionate about your career. Dr. H exemplifies passion.
I can't thank Dr. Hartnell enough for everything he brings to the table. He loves history SO much and works so hard to get us to enjoy it, too. Easily the best class I've ever had.
Dr. H is incredible. His passion is infectious. The 40 minutes I get to spend in his class every day helps me through the rest of my schedule. Thank you.
He is easily the best teacher in the State! He has the hardest class that underclassman can take, but he makes it fun. I had him last year and am a Sophomore this year, and I really loved learning fro
Dr. Hartnell pushed me to be my best in not only history but also in school. He was so proud of me when I got my first A on his test - it made me appreciate what an A stands for! Thank you!
Dr. H is the most powerful teacher I've ever had - and I just recently graduated from college. His BlueBook Exams my freshman year at North prepared me in a way NO other class ever could. THANK YOU!
Dr. Hartnell is a genious! His GLI-classroom takes difficult curriculum and makes it useful to students AND parents. I wish ALL teachers would adapt his GLI-system. A all the way!!!
Congrats DOCTOR Hartnell!!! Dr. Hartnell knows how to take difficult material and make it interesting, fun, and meaningful for ANY level of student!
Laugh and Learn! Mr. H should charge admission to hear his lectures! He is SO original, so funny, and so smart! If Conan O'Brien and Meet the Press had a baby, it'd be Hartnell! A
LOVE LOVE LOVE him! He is the only teacher that teaches history that I like. He makes learning fun and new. Plus he is bizzare and just plain awesome! He is leaving north with my grad. CLASS! 2011
I'm still at Blendon, but I have a friend who has him this year, she loves him. One of my sisters had him and loved him, and my entire family likes him. I really hope I get him when I'm a freshmen!
I'm a frosh this year and I am SO lucky to have him - it's week #2 and I've already learned more in his class than in all of my middle school classes. Amazing amazing amazing teacher.
Best teacher I ever had, Westerville north class of 05
I can't wait for school to start so I can hear Mr. H down the hallway! Even tho I had him 3 years ago, I enjoy hearing his lectures again through Ms. Hines' wall! You rock! Hear you soon!
Most amazing teacher ever. Hilarious, laid-back and, well, loud... :] I will never throw away your holiday packets.
Best thing since slice bread. Guy is clutch. Knows his stuff; knows how to relate it to students; knows how to tie it into the big picture and events happening today. A educator all the way.
WNHS is not the same with you gone! Your zanny methods got me to learn and LIKE history again! I miss the GLI system, too! It really helped me learn! Hurry back!
Mr.Hartnell COME BACK!!!! We dont like our sub any more!!! everyone wants you to stay the entire time not just the 20
please come back soon mr hartnell because every time i was in ur class it was like a concert to comedian teaching history
Come back Mr. H!!! We miss you! The entire school is NOT the same without you!!! We miss your lectures, style, costumes, and loud BOOMING voice!
Best teacher I've ever had. Cares about students, makes his class fun, and puts time into his work. I would look forward to going to his class.
Talented beyond belief! His lectures and approach to history is 1st rate. He will be missed during his paternity leave! Best of luck Mr. H!
Wow. Amazing. Never has someone had such a mastery of teaching like Mr. Hartnell. His style, lectures, passion, etc. Best of the best! Represents WNHS well!
Amazing teacher. He put in SO much time to make us learn; the exciting and powerful lectures; no other teacher can quite lecture like Mr. Hartnell. He's the absolute best.
MR. Hartnell is supposed to cover 1750-1900 - instead he covers from Ancient times-1900! AWESOME! He gives us soooo much info and really shows us how history connects together! Best teacher ever.
Mo, Peet, Denney, Kirchhoff, Smith all sweat him cuz H-nell is best history teacher at North... period. H-nell does more for his students than any other teacher ever could.
Is my favorite teacher and he rocks! I will miss him alot.
We love him! He has done so much for us, it's insane! No teacher has ever respected us like he has - all around great HUMAN BEING!
He is everything you'd want in a teacher and ambassador for the school; he was elected into Alumni Hall of Fame recently - totally deserves it!
His class is REALLY hard but hes funny and you get a chance to make up ur grade!
WOAH - HARD BUT SUPER HELPFUL. LOVE THE GLI-SYSTEM. MIXES RIGHT AMOUNTS OF HUMOR WITH LEARNING. QUALITY LEADER AT NORTH.
I find his honors class to be very hard, and he is often unclear in his lectures. Everybody loves him though, because he does lots of fun stuff. The only thing he has going for him are his activities.
Very hard. Expects a TON from his students. GLI-system is helpful. Great lectures. Have learned very much with him. Would like to have Mr. Hartnell again.
I think he is the best teacher ever. He will help u with anything and he is the funniest teacher on the face of the earth
toughest honors class i ever had (high school or college). but totally thankful for it. taught me how to think, analyze, and write. i feared blue books, but they helped me. thanks mr. hartnell!
Goes well beyond what is necessary for his students. Hartnell haters need to step back and appreciate all that he has done for you and for Westerville North.
VERY tough but VERY fair - His GLI system is amazing - Everyone should do it
Wow. His OGT/GLI-sytled classroom is AMAZING! That's some serious dedication! Thank you!!!
I learned a TON with him - more than I did with any teacher in college. Keep up the good work Hartnell!
mr hartnell is tyt. the best teacher in our school every thing he does is fun and educational and make me want to learn more every day, and get excited for the next
Aside from his stature, Mr.Hartnell is one of the most humorous teachers ever to have set foot in the hall of WNHS.
Simply great all around. If you can't learn in his class, game over, you probably can't learn anywhere else! His enthusiasm is second to none. Rock it out Mr. H!
Mr. Hartnell makes fun of students and insults other teachers. He uses inapropriate language in class and makes inapropriate jokes. Not recomended.
More then any other teacher, Mr Hartnell has prepared my daughter for the rigors of higher education. Mr. Hartnell is the epitome of an educator. A true education champion.
Other teachers need to stop knocking Mr. Hartnell. No one else has done so much for so many-and for this entire school-as him. He has an open classroom - come down and see a true professional at work.
i wish he was my teacher! he is awesome! es never been my teacher, but we know each other pretty well anyway.
Creative, well-educated, challenging, and lots of fun. Sums of Hartnell perfectly.
The best teacher EVER! i love history now and i understand it so much! You will have to work in his class, but its so much fun you forget that it is a little hard
Best educator at North and maybe in the entire district. I had the chance to sit in on one of his classes... it made me want to come in every day and learn! Where was he when I was in school?
The blue books were pretty cool. Does a vey good job.
I can only hope other teachers copy his materials and his style! My son and daughter both had him and never stopped talking about him at dinner, whenever. I truly loved it! Thank you Mr. Hartnell!
I ran into him the other day... he's actually fine-tuning stuff for the upcoming school year AND it's July! That kind of dedication is what makes him the best teacher at North!