He was dedicated to making his lessons understandable, interesting, and fun. He printed out a simplified version of our textbook just for us to keep in our binder. I still remember the tricks he gave us to this day.
Out of class, I remember having fun conversations with him. My friends and I would gather in his room to play Monopoly, Striker, and Pyro 2 on his ancient computer and make music with his old piano and ukuleles.
He has retired from teaching.
Mr. Haugen really knows what he's talking about, but you NEED to be in all his classes. DON'T do a sport that requires you to leave school early for meets/matches/tournaments/games if you have him B/G period because you'll fail the homework and tests. It's nearly impossible to get help from him during lunch because so many people hang out in his room during lunch, and the same during brunch and after school. IF you need help, be sure to call him or email him. He replies emails almost right away.
People either seem to like Mr Haugen or they hate him "with a burning passion." He's a good teacher becasue he wants his students to learn the fast
His class is straightforward, and he's usually helpful to most people, but there's a lot of mixed opinions about him.