Average 4.42 based on 54 teacher ratings
Hickey is a Music teacher at Cardinal Carter Academy For The Arts School located in North York, Ontario. When comparing Hickey's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Hickey's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Cardinal Carter Academy For The Arts School is 4.02 stars.
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In terms of results and awards, she was an excellent teacher. However, she doesn't have compassion or kindness for the majority of her students - she operated her classroom through fear. The majority of students give up their instrument as soon as they can due to abuse this woman put them through for 3 and a half school years. Is it really worth the awards if only a handful of students continue to play their instrument?
Its been 5 years since this woman taught me, and I still have scars.

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She did not want to give students with potential any credit for some reason. Had her favourites. She got the best out of her students, but boy is she an awful person.

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Amazing teacher and person. some people may not know it. but even though i wasn't in strings, she was a great theory teacher and such a cool VP

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Definitely the best teacher I've ever had. People who dislike her clearly can't handle pressure or don't know her properly and have only received a scolding from her. She is very caring yet strict.

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Amazing teacher, she only gets mad at you because you're not practising, she gets mad at you to scare you to practise which is probably a smart teaching tactic. Without her Carter would fall apart. Sh

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Funny but scary

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I LOVE HER

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Hickey is amazing if she wasnt at carter the school would basically fall apart

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She needs to retire! Carter is too much for her to handle and she just ends up taking all her anger out on the students. I am really not a fan!

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Mrs. Hickey is a fantastic educator and conductor. She is an excellent example of how thing need to be done in order to get quality results. She can be blunt but she steers a difficult ship with skill

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She is mean...she is probably the rudest teacher in school. She can be funny sometimes...but for the most part, she is not nice

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Hickey is tough, but if she likes you you have a great time, otherwise ur pretty much screwed

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She knows what she wants and works us hard to achieve it, but she's really cool. She knows her stuff...and is really nice when not in teach mode.. She's one of my faves..

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Miss Hickey is my Idol. I lovethe way shegoes onstageto conduct, and every head in the orchestra turns to her. Its the only time I see my son like that.Sad day when she retires. future will miss out

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Greatest teacher I've met. She'll make u work, and help you out.. at the same time. No babying.. sure.. and strict... but will crack a joke to make things seem funny.by Drivers playin chubby bunny!!

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my favourite teacher. very scary. very funny. amazing teacher

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wow mrs hickey is AH-mazing! great teacher. yea she has her mood swings and you never know what to expect buuttt shes great. i luv er.

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she's sometimes nice.. can be scary too. but o my is she funny!

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good theory teacher. she can b funni at times, rude most of the time. be sure 2 get on her good side. im on the borderline. lol. good thing i get good grades.

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she was pretty nice to the vocal kids about kiwannis she did well in kiwannis herself 2.

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scares me...but omgggg....she can be nice...and funny at the same time...OMG!!! miracle

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scares me... scares me oh so much... =S

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guys..she's not THAT scary. slightly weird though..in the middle of the concert when her group was playing she walks backstage, goes "they're good eh?" and goes back on. ok??

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DA BEST

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I completely agree. Mrs. Hickey is one of the most dedicated teachers and from experience, if she yells at you, you've done something wrong. Fabulous!

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she's nice!

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You need to relax and remember that you dont own the school! Sorry that dancers and drama kids have vibrant personalities..but its who we are...deal with it!

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This woman is a gem.She knows what she wants and she works hard to get it.Everything that she does is for her students,and she cares a lot.I respect her to no end.

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she can be mean but to me she's nice.

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she is a very hard teacher and is relly mean. but i have to admit she gets the job done very well and makes strings win every year so u cannot complain about her teaching!!

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she duznt earn respect...she jus forces it out of u...really hard to please...wud the coffe hav anythin to do with her edginess and scariness...??

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wut u talking about? shes tha best teacher!!!

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The Hickster knows what she's doing. Despite any remarks saying otherwise, I love her and probably wouldn't have stayed at Carter without her.

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haha she's cool. quite moody but still good

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a good teacher, like her or not she gets the job done right

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I don't have Ms. Hickey myself, but I did audition for Strings; then she was nice. I think she should be nicer to ALL students instead of just strings.

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She can seem a bit mean at times, but she's really nice. hickey's a great teacher. something other than 1st at kiwanis? I don't think so!!!

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When i 1st started the strings program i hated her. Now she is my favorite teacher because she pushes everyone to be the best they can and is always there for u

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knows what she's doing, hard at times...but always has good intentions.

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Mrs Hickey rocks. She's always there for any student & if she seems to be picking on you it's only because she wants you to be the best you can be.Thankssomuch!

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Definitely one of the best teachers out there… she pushes us to do our best
Keep up the good work, ms… don’t let the cellos’ complaining bring you down

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She makes strings what it is. without her, we'd proabably be playing group studies, and she works way beyond what she's required to.I'll miss you next year...

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A great teacher. We don't win those awards by ourselves! The main thing i learned from her was: success only comes before work in the dictionary.

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She rides you all year but produces amazing players and results. Can be really harsh but does what has to be done to get the job done. An awesome teacher.

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personally,im glad im not in strings or id have her every day!i had her for theory (thank God its over for the year) and she scares me.but she's good at teachin

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amazing teacher! definitely would not have the same music without her :)

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can be harsh to the cellos, and can sometimes be a negative, but good in the end

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She's harsh. But could I really play like I do without her?

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She is the greatest teacher ever. There aren't many around as good as her!

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personally im glad im not in strings

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Your like Dr.Jeckel & Hr.Hyde, because you can be REALLY scary or REALLY nice!:)

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Get my name right! But you still rule.

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As a teacher, beware! As a person, she's amazing!

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Cardinal Carter Academy For The Arts School is located in North York, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.02 stars. When comparing Cardinal Carter Academy For The Arts School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Cardinal Carter Academy For The Arts School's teachers are below the average of 4.17 stars. Cardinal Carter Academy For The Arts School ranks 1,076 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More