Average 4.05 based on 17 teacher ratings
Penny Pagels is a Science teacher at Ballard High School located in Seattle, Washington and part of Seattle Public Schools. Penny Pagels' 17 teacher ratings contributes to Ballard High School's ranking of 192 in Washington. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Ballard High School is 4.0 stars.
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Very funny and dorky. She knows what she's talking about. Pretty strict and conventional. Just make sure you do all the work and put effort into it and you're fine. I didn't study much but still did well in the class so I think that means that her assignments and lectures were very clear and helpful. She's nice too, just make sure you are respectful!! Basically if you like to goof around and not do your work you will not like her class.

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Extremely knowledgeable in Biology and Genetics after working at the Hutch for so many years. If you pay attention and take good notes, then Biotech shouldn't be a problem. The fetal pig lab is the highlight of Bio & the blood test lab is the highlight of Genetics. Always there to answer questions. Don't forget your work because there will be consequences. Also, don't get sick. It's impossible to catch up.

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You have to play it cool with Ms. Pagels, because that's what she is. Sure, you can't be late and can't spend all of class texting. Cry me a river. We actually did a lot of cool things in this class a

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Great teacher. Makes learning fun somehow.

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Best teacher I have ever had in a public school. I don't know why others think she's strict. Oh, you need to be on time and not have a cell phone? Ouch. How about having a teacher who wants students

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Her tests are difficult, but if you know her teaching style, you can usually manage a good grade. She does come off as rude sometimes, but I'm sure she does not mean it. She really knows her science.

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Oh golly gee whillikers, I do love Ms. Pagels. Notice that most of the negative reviews of her are written quite poorly - this gives some insight towards the type of person who dislikes this teacher.

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shes a reallyyyy good teacher if you actually pay attention in class.

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She means well! Pay attention to what she says, not just what's on the screen. Ask questions and if she walks away, try again later. Strict, but a good teacher.

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A great teacher if you keep yourself open to her teaching style, while she seems rude, she really tries her best to help those who have a genuine interest in her subject to succeed.

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An unique teacher, those who choose to work with her will succeed easily in her class while learning lots from her interesting style. The others end up with a bad grade and many complaints about her.

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Ms. Pagels is very strict, but she organizes very cool, complicated labs and has fair expectations.

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Worst teacher ever. Wasted an entire class over on little cell phone going off, when it could have been over with in seconds. Then took points off all our grades. Glad she is gon

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Her silly word puns help you remember things : )

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Her class was very hard.

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