Use somebody

United States

#1 Jun 4, 2011
Is a bit** what more can I say.. She should had stayed a doctor instead of a teacher. Also talks to everyone like there dumb an forreal we get tired of hearing your life stories!!
Guest

United States

#2 Jun 4, 2011
You sound like you couldn't be a doctor or a teacher... or a night manager at Walgreens for that matter.. what did she do tell u about the problems your neglected child is causing in her classroom?
joke

United States

#3 Jun 5, 2011
Very untrue. No I didn't wright the post earlier and may not be a doctor but I do know she sucks at being a teacher. I know first hand of her saying harsh things to the kids and treating them like they where not smart enough. Yes in her own way she is a good teacher but I feel on a different level then high school students. She treated my child like she was an idoit and many more in high school
wow

United States

#4 Jun 5, 2011
I'm sorry someone made you or your child feel inferior, but honestly, and I swear I'm not trying to put you down either, it is very hard to take you seriously when you post things with so many errors. If you want people to take your concerns seriously especially where an educator is concerned at least attempt to correct things before you post.
joke wrote:
Very untrue. No I didn't wright the post earlier and may not be a doctor but I do know she sucks at being a teacher. I know first hand of her saying harsh things to the kids and treating them like they where not smart enough. Yes in her own way she is a good teacher but I feel on a different level then high school students. She treated my child like she was an idoit and many more in high school
WRalum

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Jun 5, 2011
I agree with you wow, it's funny how someone can judge a teacher when their posts are on the verge of illiteracy. There are a lot of kids at WR that simply do not care to learn. They think high school is for sports, making friends, and having fun. What's even sadder is when the parents support this behavior
point

United States

#6 Jun 5, 2011
the point is she is a high school teacher not a college teacher act that way!
wow

United States

#7 Jun 5, 2011
Have you thought about asking her to modify her lessons to suit your child's needs? Personally, I think I would welcome the challenge for my child. Might make the transition to college that much better. A child would definately be prepared for higher education if they are willing to put for the effort in high school.
point wrote:
the point is she is a high school teacher not a college teacher act that way!
geezzz

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Jun 5, 2011
umm I believe the job of a high school teacher is to prepare kids for the next step, college. so if she is teaching somewhat on a college level good for her, at least her kids will be ready for college and might not need remedial classes their first yr of college. having to take remedial classes is just an added expensive for parents. So it is the job of high school teachers to prepare kids for college.

Sorry for you child you dont understand how important that really is. You need to support any teacher that is trying to teach your child MORE, rather that just letting them scrape by!!!
Old Cat

Little Rock, AR

#9 Jun 5, 2011
Dr. Holloway teaches chemistry, not playhouse or basic math. Chemistry, biology and physics are challenging courses. Students want and expect a free ride because that is what they get in many classes at all area schools. She expects students to work up to their potential. Students don't like to be told they are lazy and not ready for challenging courses. Truth is, she is probably not tough enough for kids who expect to excel and challenging colleges and universities. U.S. students do not even place in the top ten when in direct competition with students of like age in other nations. WRHS seldom has a student score a 4, or even a 3, in AP end of course exams. Hold their feet to the fire Dr. Holloway. One day they will see the light.
WRalum

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Jun 5, 2011
To say that she acts like more of a college teacher is a complete joke. College chem I covers all the materials that she covers all year in about 3 weeks. College teachers also will not "treat your child like an idiot" when they misbehave and display an extreme lack of effort, instead they will call your child an idiot and fail them. If your child can't pull of a B in chemistry at WRHS, steer clear of any type of academically challenging major in college. In fact, college may be a bad idea altogether..
Joke

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Jun 5, 2011
Funny to my other children have been to WR before her and did very well and still do in college. I beleave you should be tough but not treat them like they are dumb. I feel my child could go and will go to college and do very well because she is a hard worked but she also had to work very hard to recived her c! I am not saying school shouldn't be hard and lots of work but you don't have to treat the child as if they are duumb! JMO
just to let you know

Searcy, AR

#12 Jun 6, 2011
my key board sticks. I can spell! So for all you want a be teachers I know the last post is messed up thanks!
WRHS Patron

Searcy, AR

#13 Jun 12, 2011
To Joke:
I find your characterization of Dr. Holloway very difficult to believe. I have known Ellen Holloway for many years, and I can tell you that I have never known her to be anything but kind and caring. Do you realize how difficult it is to get good science teachers at the high school level? As someone who had a child go through Chemistry at WRHS pre Dr. Holloway, well, all I can say is WRHS is lucky to have Ellen Holloway!
Oh My

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Jun 13, 2011
First off, high school hardly prepares you for college. Independence is a major component to surviving college! And Vicky Jones is the only teacher that truly prepared me for college. God bless her!

I was one of Dr. Holloway's students and had known her for a while before that. I'm not going says she is a horrible teacher because sheís not and she does expect a lot of you and thatís great, but she needs to be more patient with her students and teach at a high school level. She is a high school teacher after all, not a college professor. As some of you have said about these students; they're dumb (basically), they donít try (some donít), if they canít pass with a B, then don't attempt anything academically challenging in college or even college at all. Well, I barely passed her class and worked my butt off to do so. She can be very harsh when you simply just donít get it. Iím sure there are some things a few of you havenít been able to understand in your lifetime, does that make you dumb? Does that give someone a reason to call you stupid (which I was)? NO! When the kids get to college they are just going to have to deal with it, they are then considered ďadultsĒ, but weíre talking high school here. And by the way, Iíve never had a college instructor make me feel that low. And some of you are going to probably say that ďI'm dumbĒ, to ďget over itĒ(I am, this is just my input) and ďwell maybe college is a bad idea for youĒ, but just because it's difficult to understand Dr. Holloway's way of teaching, doesn't mean that these students are dumb and shouldn't try to achieve their dreams. I am now in college, a nursing student, and in an honors program. Gosh, Iím so glad I didnít give up because I didnít get a B in a WRHS Chemistry class.
ugh

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Jun 13, 2011
Oh My wrote:
First off, high school hardly prepares you for college. Independence is a major component to surviving college! And Vicky Jones is the only teacher that truly prepared me for college. God bless her!
I was one of Dr. Holloway's students and had known her for a while before that. I'm not going says she is a horrible teacher because sheís not and she does expect a lot of you and thatís great, but she needs to be more patient with her students and teach at a high school level. She is a high school teacher after all, not a college professor. As some of you have said about these students; they're dumb (basically), they donít try (some donít), if they canít pass with a B, then don't attempt anything academically challenging in college or even college at all. Well, I barely passed her class and worked my butt off to do so. She can be very harsh when you simply just donít get it. Iím sure there are some things a few of you havenít been able to understand in your lifetime, does that make you dumb? Does that give someone a reason to call you stupid (which I was)? NO! When the kids get to college they are just going to have to deal with it, they are then considered ďadultsĒ, but weíre talking high school here. And by the way, Iíve never had a college instructor make me feel that low. And some of you are going to probably say that ďI'm dumbĒ, to ďget over itĒ(I am, this is just my input) and ďwell maybe college is a bad idea for youĒ, but just because it's difficult to understand Dr. Holloway's way of teaching, doesn't mean that these students are dumb and shouldn't try to achieve their dreams. I am now in college, a nursing student, and in an honors program. Gosh, Iím so glad I didnít give up because I didnít get a B in a WRHS Chemistry class.
YOU are joking arent you when you speak highly of Vicki Jones?? she is one of the worse teachers at wr. just awful!!!
screech

United States

#16 Jun 13, 2011
Apparently you didn't pay attention to her, because if you had've you would know that it would be worst instead of worse. You should've given her a chance. She could've taught you a thing or two.
ugh wrote:
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YOU are joking arent you when you speak highly of Vicki Jones?? she is one of the worse teachers at wr. just awful!!!
disgusted

United States

#17 Jun 24, 2011
She does talk down to people like they are below her. But if people know her kid, they know she did something wrong somewhere. One of the biggest drug dealer all through high school. Anything you want from steroids to oxycontin. And shoots up oxycontin. she needs to take time off and focus on him before he ends up dead.
Praying for u

Dallas, TX

#18 Jun 27, 2011
I will be praying for u and ur family
wondering

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Jun 28, 2011
Sounds like teachers at hoxie.
family

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Jun 28, 2011
Dr. Holloway is a great woman and it would better your time to study for her class and learn respect for others and elders.

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