Mrs. Downes is perhaps the MOST coolest, harshest, best English teacher you will probably have! I loved her class so much, esp. the projects and Shakespearean reading. She grades harsh, there will be comments on your essays that will scream out 'this is your fault but you know you can do better'. It was my first time being in an english honors course and i was scared to death, but somehow Downes fixed it up so that i was no longer scared, and i felt more challenged than anything.
She's a very well-prepared, kind, intelligent, and helpful teacher. One of the best English teachers at the HS. =] down-to-earth
A very raw and wild teacher! =) Prepared us well for AP exam. I got a 5.
Good person. Good teacher. Concise. Straight forward. Approachable. Really prepared us for the AP test.
Really good teacher & very approachable. She prepared us very well for the AP test.
she's very efficient, wastes no time in class, i like that
GREAT TEACHER. totally. immensely. i got a 4 on my AP test, thanks to her wonderful preparation! i remember her giving us a hug as she sent us off to take it!:)
Very cool teacher. I had like 11 tardies and she didn't drop me. Helps students develop their writing styles.
A very nice teacher, more subjective to individual writing styles than any other teacher I've had.
Absolutely wonderful woman. Really prepares you for the college experience. Though I haven't been back in 3 years, I enjoyed AP English immensely. The group projects were bad though. One person always gets stuck doing the work. 7 a.m. classes are bad