She was harsh and discouraging without offering any constructive feedback. She was bitter and rude, trying to dissuade students from even trying to explore their dreams without helping them develop viable alternatives. Quite honestly, she nearly drove me to suicide, trying to talk me out of applying to post-secondary. She had decided that I was a waste of time. Not a year of my professional life goes by that I don't wish I could tell her exactly how harmful she was. She is bad at her job.
Mrs. Chapman had hands down the worst reputation when she taught/counselled at Blakelock. She told me I should drop out of school because my grades were so terrible and take a year off working at McDonalds then decide if I really want to focus on school.
I was having a tough time at high school socially. It was obviously affecting my grades. She SCARED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS out of me... I'LL SHOW HER I said... then I pulled straight A's for the next 2 years to "SHOW HER" ... thanks Chappy!!
Ok i went to blakelock, and i've talked with chappy. yes she is somewhat overbearing, and can be quite blunt. She has no Tact. however she is honest.