Average 4.69 based on 25 teacher ratings
Maura Ryan is a retired History teacher at Springbrook High School located in Silver Spring, Maryland and part of Montgomery County Public Schools. Maura Ryan's 25 teacher ratings contributes to Springbrook High School's ranking of 195 in Maryland. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Springbrook High School is 4.2 stars.
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Dr. Ryan is a great human being. She truly cares about people and finds joy in bringing out the best in all of us. I dropped out of high school, and she was the one who encouraged me to get my GED. I am a proud Maryland Terrapin alum and I have her to thank for setting me back on track. She's definitely not the easiest teacher, but definitely the most impactful.

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She is probably the best high school teacher that i have had thus far. She is not easy, but she makes history very interesting. i don't even like history very much, But i thoroughly enjoyed her class and learned a lot

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Having been through college and grad school, and teaching myself at a university, I must say she's an exceptional teacher.

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If you remotely care about learning history, Dr. Ryan will be your best friend. She makes learning history relatively easy as long as you read, work, and participate in her class.

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i'm class of '91 and still remember (then) Ms. Ryan as one of the toughest and best teachers. she sets her expectations high and we met them.

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Dr. Ryan is one of those rare HS teachers who pushes students to excel beyond the realm of high and prepares you to be a scholar in the real world. Just the best

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Better than most of my college professors! Loved the wit!

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never laughed so much in history yet learn something at the same time! amazing!!

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Decent teacher but overly negitive

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Great, knowledgeable teacher but tends to yell a lot.

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Why'd she go from college to HS teaching? Hates those who don't participate! Watch out! Lectures are definitely college-level.

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Her class is really hard, but she is one of thoughs teachers u want to work hard for because u want her respect as a student. BEST TEACHER AT SHS!

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I wish I could go back to HS so that I could take more classes from her!!! Dr. Ryan makes history so interesting for everyone.

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AP US was the best course I have ever taken, i'm a comp sci major! Dr. Ryan's the most effective teacher I have ever had. I got a 5 on the AP because of her help

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Everyone likes Dr. Ryan! Her classes are actually learning instead of memorizing. You get to have discussions instead of listening to lectures.

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Although the good Doctor has the amazing ablity to make you feel like throwing yourself off a building after a through scolding, she is a great teacher.

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i love how you let lead conversations and chose topics that intrest us, rather then have us only study what's on the test, that's what makes class so intresting

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You will love Doc Ryan's classes, so long as you do the work. Sets up class much like college classes, so it's a great preparation.

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HOLLA SHE ROCKS!! AMAZING!

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AP World was an interesting experience because of Dr. Ryan. She does a good job of pushing students to their full potential without overstressing them. I still hate change analysis charts and 3-sided venn diagrams!

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the quintessential history teacher

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She will prepare you for college classes. She's tough but fair.

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a little hard-nosed sometimes, but her sarcastic wit amused me.

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One of the best teachers out there, on any academic level.

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better than most of my college profs

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