Maria Harris is the most demonic, delusional director I have ever had and she knows nothing about her job or how to build a good show. All the directors of her shows are terrible at what they do, so the choreography, singing (unless the students have vocal lessons), and acting are terrible. If you enjoy theatre, transfer to a different school or do the academy. Save yourself.
She knows a lot about acting, but she will give you an assignment with no specifics then fail everyone when they don't meet the requirements she never gave us.
I have been taking theatre for 4 years now, but I haven't acted in 2 years.
She has favorites. If you're not her favorite, good luck. She picks her shows based around her favorites and will most likely give them the leads. Teacherwise, she take theatre very seriously. If she doesn't think your serious enough, she won't take you serious. When I took Theatre 1, I did not have fun. She is so serious, she took the fun out of it.
To many of the negative reviews out there, you are all totally wrong. The reason people get D's on quizzes is because you do not study. Her quizzes are fair and all information we have access to and have learned. She gives opportunities to everyone and does NOT play favorites. She is an amazing teacher, cares deeply for her students and goes above and beyond. She has a method to her madness and if you expect theatre to be an easy A don't take it. She takes theatre seriously and you should too.
She knows nothing about theatre, teaching, or life. Picks favorites, and will cast them as the leads no matter how bad they are. If she dislikes you she will do anything in her power to make you feel awful. She cares more about herself than her students. She is cruel and mean and my ( and everyone else I knows) least favorite teacher at slhs
Mrs. Harris is a nice person, but she does not teach very well. You are lucky if you get over a D on her quizzes. You'll get a good grade if you participate the after school tech days. Technical Theatre is a very social class. Making friends is very easy. We have fun before holidays like for example, before Winter Break we exchanged gag gifts with partners. Overall I like Tech Theatre.
Do the musicals and shows. She's got nothing to teach you and you won't learn a thing about technique or other essentials needed for the art. Take academy if your serious about it. MUCH better program
Nice if she likes you. Other wise she's clueless, rude, delusional and a horrible director
Plays favorites. Very disorganized, holds a grudge... If she doesn't like you, you aren't getting into a show.
absolutly helpless, aweful teacher, worse director, everybody hates her. WARNING very fake and plays favorites
She didn't notice when I left in the middle of class. But her tests were ridiculous. Why are there tests in drama? She is annoying and clueless. But she only shows up like half of the time...
easy class but her grading is messed up. she doesn't understand fractions like 11/15 everything has to be 1.363(or whatever) points. kinda helps if you go talk to her. rare good advice. HOLDS A GRUDGE
she wasn't there half the time. she gives unclear instructions and never follows through with things. her class is a waste of time. she doesn't notice when students are missing or walk out of class...
Strange woman filled with lots of excuses. In her TA 3/4/IB class, we never actually did anything.
She seems to choose a few students she likes and spends some time wondering why the other students are there. Her directing is not very good, her plays have a very clinical feel to someone used to other schools productions. A very subpar teacher.
Her drama class is probably the easiest and most fun class at SLHS and she's a wonderful person....but a HORRIBLE director. Cares more about what people think of her shows than her students. Biased.
I loooove Mrs. Harris. If you care about her class, and aren't there for an easy A then she is interesting, fun, and extremely kind and helpful. I love her.
Hmmm..... this teacher is a bit weird. Her class is a big waste of time. She knows nothing about what she is teaching...in any way.
Her tests can be harsh because we only go over the material once... otherwise a very easygoing and friendly lady. Her class is a welcome break.
She is a horrible teacher. I didn't learn anything in her class. Her class is a waste of my and her time.
I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS ABOUT HER! SHE IS THE BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD AND WILL BE THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1