Average 4.88 based on 22 teacher ratings
Don Shupe is a Music teacher at Libertyville High School located in Libertyville, Illinois and part of D128. Don Shupe's 22 teacher ratings contributes to Libertyville High School's ranking of 271 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Libertyville High School is 4.19 stars.
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Shupe is arguably the best teacher I have ever had. He understands teenage psyche better than I understand it (and I am a teenager myself), but more than this, he is incredibly good at motivating kids to work. Monday night rehearsals and sectionals were never a drag with him around because he knew so much about everything that there wasn't a single second I spent with him during which I didn't learn anything. He's a phenomenal educator, no argument.

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Nothing worth having is easy. Don Shupe and I arrived at LHS the same year, 1974, I a defiant junior transfer student and average musician, he fresh out of Northwestern. He was demanding and not always pleasant to work with but fair and clear in his expectations. The performances he coaxed out of his players (all who would listen) were amazing. It took me years and my own children going through school to fully appreciate how special he was - and has been in my life since LHS. -- Roy C.

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Master teacher. pushed you really hard so it wasn't easy, but you grew as a musician like you would never believe. extremely dedicated and passionate and, obviously, excellent at his job.

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mr. shupe was the best band director anyone could ever ask for. he was really funny and always knew how to push people in the right direction. he was always entertaining. we love you mr. shupeee!!!

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wind ensemble was challenging (i was a freshman), but he was really helpful if you ever worked with him one on one or even in sectionals. very knowledgable and a master teacher, you'll learn a lot

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Shupe and Helvie. Godly band teachers. even if you **** at an instrument, i'd take the classes cuz they're the bomb(s). But if you **** at music and care about it as wll, don't screw it for evry1 else

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Fun class sometimes But he yells too much and freaks out

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The best band teacher I have EVER had!!!

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the good reverend doctor shupe... great director, kinda crabby sometimes... gonna miss him when he retires =[

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Mr. Shupe is a good teacher. He can be very funny at times. Just make sure you practice.

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great guy.

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Mr. Shupe is great. Knows what he is doing always. Just don't goof off or miss any rehearsals or performances. And practice. :)

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Bestest teacher ever!! Woot woot! We dig ya, Shupey!!

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Best Teacher Ever sure he may loose his temper, but that's always before Superstate cos he's always annoyed with WE. I've learned soooooo much already!! He's an amazing musican & inspiration director!

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I learned so much from Mr. Shupe. I am honored to have been able to have him as a teacher. He really loves music, and wants to see us succeed. He can have a temper, but usually it's for our success.

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An amazing musician, an inspirational teacher, and a great guy. I am grateful to have known him!!

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AMAZING! It's so much fun when he's your director. He can get mad when you goof off, but you never really get punished. He just wants you to do well. He rocks!!!

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he can get mean but he is the man!!!!!

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Awesome Director. Knows his stuff. Alway's takes his bands to the next level.

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I loved being in his band. He is truely an amazing director.

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