Miss Gaines was the nicest teacher I had at westwood. I was in yearbook, and she was helpful and really sweet/funny! She was like a mom! "mama gaines"
didn't teach ONE THING all year in photo j. don't expect to learn anything in that class. i actually wanted to learn more about photography, and was extremely disappointed! ridiculous grader too
J1 was a terrible class. Luckily I kept going, I highly recommend photoj. get on her good side(sit in front row). think of it as a challenge. once you're her favorite you'll be in a comfortable family
her journalism class is really hard and she seems mean but after you get into yearbook/newspaper, she is the sweetest lady in the world!
on the first chapter she taught well but then she got realllyyyy lazy.... :( not the best teacher!!!!!
Completely turned me off Journalism. Her J1 class isn't an elective, she makes it into a 2nd English class- but harder. Her expectations for also articles are ridiculously high.
awful teacher without and teaching abilities plays favorites and takes 30 minute phone calls in the middle of lessons...bad at covering the findamentals...awful overall
Avoid at all cost. Unless you are her favorite editor...
i had her for photoJ..cool class. she sometimes randomly got annoyed/irritated, but overall a fun, down-to-earth teacher!
She really knows how to run the newspaper and yearbook, and is just an awesome teacher all around. Punctuality, commitment, and meeting deadlines is all she ask.
Mrs. Gaines is very sweet. She lets us have free rein, and is really funny and nice to talk to! She treats us like we're her family-and we all call her "Mom"
this teacher is doesn't really know how to teach. She's disorganized, plays favorites and doesn't understand the fundamentals of journalism.