Durham Academy

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Average 4.27 based on 971 teacher ratings
Durham Academy is located in Durham, North Carolina with an average teacher rating of 4.27 stars. When comparing Durham Academy's teachers to other teachers in the state of North Carolina, Durham Academy's teachers are below the average of 4.47 stars. Durham Academy ranks 41 amongst all High Schools in the state of North Carolina. Learn More

Stephanie Derfeuil

Department Languages
Former Teacher
8 ratings
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Stephanie Derfeuil is the best French teacher you will ever have, no matter where you go, no matter what level you...
5 ratings
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I love Nozick. He's knowledgeable on everything art-related, and anything else in the world. We've had an informal...
10 ratings
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best math teacher I've ever had. Super engaging, very funny, and very knowledgable about math, I have learned so...
14 ratings
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its hard to understand the stuff she is teaching and she can be oinoing
10 ratings
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the thing about her class is that it is not the standard cookie cutter "turn in your books to page 382, class". ...
12 ratings
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Ms. Ellis is the best teacher in the tire world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15 ratings
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Nice guy but it might do some good if he read the books instead of teaching his class based off of spark notes. But...
7 ratings
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She is the best teacher I've ever had. Her creative writing course helped me understand my family's experience. She...
12 ratings
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everyone enjoys his class but many don't understand his "mind mapping" teaching techniques which just make it...
3 ratings
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He is very knowledgeable about his subject and really helps his students. A great teacher if ever there was one!
17 ratings
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One star is a bit generous.

Jim Ebert

Department Math
19 ratings
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He knows just about everything there is to know about math. He may get on your nerves at times, but you will leave...
9 ratings
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I have tried to be nice to this woman but she just keeps on proving that she has no soul. All those people on her...
3 ratings
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grr..in one of my booktests(which i by the way hate with passion) i said something about sultanas(a type of english...
3 ratings
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Mr.Block is a helpful, kind pe teacher. He helped me with my running everyday, and didn't care how long it took me...
18 ratings
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Mr.Mac is the best teacher ever! He is very funny and I enjoyed having him as a teacher. He makes sure that you...
9 ratings
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Mr Jenzano is the realist teacher at DA. People don't like him because he's blunt but I love him for that.
2 ratings
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Just a very great teacher, so nice and funny.
14 ratings
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One of the best human beings i've met. He's kind, compassionate, and is a real friend to most students
5 ratings
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i'm not exactly an english person, so class a little hard, but always available for help with her literary analysis...
13 ratings
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Great teacher. Class and tests are kinda hard, but she teaches you everything you need to know.

Dot Doyle

Department Math
2 ratings
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very few people in my class are able to follow what she says

Jim McGivney

Department Math
Former Teacher
15 ratings
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worked with him for geometry and algebra 2. POSSIBLY THE BEST MATH TEACHER I HAD AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. sure he's a...

Amy Knowles

Department Math
4 ratings
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She is cool and will help you of you need it. Sometimes her tests are too hard.

Kim Aitken

Department Math
9 ratings
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She's a great teacher that makes sure you understand the concepts and is willing to grant extra help to students who...
3 ratings
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BEST TEACHER EVER!!!
6 ratings
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Probably the best English teacher at DA. She's incredibly straight forward, clear and keeps class interesting and...
34 ratings
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I am in Mr. Biersach's ECON class and he is a very knowledgeable and intelligent teacher. He lays out the syllabus so...
13 ratings
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I have no idea how he managed to fit all that information and a ton of stories, anecdotes (haha speedo), fun (music...
14 ratings
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She was my latin teacher and homeroom advisor and I loved her! I almost didn't take latin because she scared me when...
10 ratings
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i didn't learn a thing about spanish from that class. though it was real relaxing, i never got good grades on her...
2 ratings
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This lady is actually the worst. P.E. is not an academic class but she treated us like we were going to be in the...
8 ratings
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She was pretty much the best teacher/adviser. Everyone has their own opinion. She's got an extremely dry/sarcastic...
8 ratings
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I know him very well and think he knows his material very well. Tough but fair.
7 ratings
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a lot of people think she's mean but i like her. she's also a great teacher
11 ratings
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great guy. everyone likes him
5 ratings
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Coach Cochran is the best. He is great.

Yolanda Litton

Department Visual Arts
Former Teacher
11 ratings
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Loved her class!!! I want to have her again next year! She's so nice and the best!
12 ratings
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One of my favorite teachers I had in middle school. She was super nice and helpful
34 ratings
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Mrs. Brown is my advisor this year and I have her for history. She is very strict but nice once you get to know her....
3 ratings
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The only "bad" teacher we have encountered at DA, and only because she lacks empathy and insight, which results in...
9 ratings
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For one, Mrs. Parry is not easy but not hard. She is one of the most wonderful teachers I have ever met. She does not...
27 ratings
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HE IS THE LITTERAL ANGEL OF DA. IF THERE WAS A YIN AND YANG TO DA THEN YANG WOULD BE MRWILSON AND YIN WOULD BE MRS....
4 ratings
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Hue. The Schaefer stalks his target in the Savannah. He pounces and lunges to plug in the DVI cable. The crowd roars...

Micheal Keeney

Department History
Former Teacher
10 ratings
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My friends all say, oh great history is next (sarcasticly) while we gather our books. He can be very nice, but i'm...
9 ratings
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Great guy and very patient! Know a ton about math and gives practice quizzes!
1 rating
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although his purpose was to teach english he mainly spends a lot of time recruiting for the debate team. sad part is...

Pogash

Department Science
2 ratings
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Had him for PE, he's the hypest
9 ratings
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Mrs. Peterson is loved by everyone and always willing to help if you need it
7 ratings
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Meyer is the type of teacher who connects with his students on an academic and personal level. He is truly one of the...
5 ratings
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the GOAT. no other words needed
7 ratings
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She is one of the best middle school teachers! Looking back on middle school, I was SO lucky that she was my advisor,...
7 ratings
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she will like u if u are safisticated.
4 ratings
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Mr. Spatola is the best teacher I've ever had. Very inspiring and passionate. I absolutely loved the two courses I...
10 ratings
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Mrs. Haven-O'Donnell is one of the nicest teachers I have ever had. However, she is not a wonderful teacher. She...

Jim Speir

Department History
7 ratings
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Mr. Speir is an awesome and approachable teacher; he has been a role model for me throughout high school, and I'd go...
7 ratings
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He is a good band teacher if you respect him and can actually somewhat play. I don't know if he's the best musician,...

Herb Lamb

Department Physics
5 ratings
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The only good memory I have of Dr. Lamb was hearing that he got fired. The premise of his course was that he wouldn't...
6 ratings
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She does teach a very complex subject, but she is super confusing. Her assignments are set up to trick you, and when...

Lou Parry

Department Physics
12 ratings
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He doesn't actually teach us anything. the only reason everyone gets and A is because he makes it incredibly easy to...
6 ratings
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he is so kind and truly cares about his subject! hard class though
7 ratings
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i was so mad because we only had him for science for half the yr. but he is so kewl
4 ratings
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Best Spanish teacher at DA. She's very passionate about the material and knows how to connect with her students. She...
23 ratings
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Favorite teacher ever, made me want to go to class every single day. Extremely smart and witty, and genuinely cares...
16 ratings
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he is great and i love how he hepls us
11 ratings
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I learned so much from him and I am so thankful to have had him as a teacher. He is definitely a hard teacher but my...
3 ratings
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He is the best teacher I have ever had! 10/10, would recommend.

Josh Ross

Department Math
1 rating
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Mr. Ross is totally the best. He was very straight forward with the material given and nothing was surprising on...
4 ratings
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I had her in third grade, and I actually started crying when they said she was leaving. One of the best teachers I...
1 rating
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I AM PRETTY SURE THAT THIS LADY IS ACTUALLY AN ANGEL!!! She is probably the best teacher in the world. She also is a...
2 ratings
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Good teacher but kind of confusing sometimes
14 ratings
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I LOVE THE WOMAN!! I miss her so much and will never forget her as one of the best teachers at DA. A visionary if you...
16 ratings
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she is mean and if she slightly doesn't like you she will take it out on your grade. she did this to me.
21 ratings
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I love the woman. No nonsense, but unnaturally brilliant in teaching and social skills. I wish I could've went to...
1 rating
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she was cool but i donno
1 rating
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Such a fantastic teacher. Even though he is new in the middle school here, he clearly knows how to teach very...
1 rating
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The best sub ever. My god he is awesome
1 rating
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Inconsistent with putting homework up. Has assigned a project three days in advanced of when it is due and has not...
2 ratings
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amazing teacher, should have a 5/5 but we do not have a textbook! she is my chemistry teacher and she is very good at...

Joanne Shang

Department Languages
Former Teacher
0 ratings
3 ratings
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I MISS HER

Shan Wevil

Department Not Specified
Former Teacher
1 rating
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Ms. Wevill is a great teacher. She gives a reasonable amount of work and you learn a lot. She's very good about...
1 rating
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she's really strict in the way you organize your binder, but other than that, she does actually want us to understand...
1 rating
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one of my favorite teachers, i <3 her

Saper

Department French
3 ratings
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I think that Ms. Saper is an okay teacher. Her course is hard but she grades really easy

Jill Brown

Department Math
5 ratings
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Ms. Brown is great! She is so nice this year. We do a lot of fun activities, not just boring math notes.
2 ratings
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though she is gone....best swim coach.
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