Individuals here who claim she "played favorites" or that she was "too hard" simply wanted something for nothing. I struggled with English and that woman stayed day after day trying to help me. She treated everyone fairly.
The reviews on her are obviously quite mixed and all probably correct to some extent. She was both the best and worst teacher I ever had. You will not find anyone as insightful, passionate, and well read as her (especially nowadays), but she had a quick temper, played obvious favourites, and was very black and white. She was great at pushing someone just teetering on the edge of becoming a great student, was fabulous for those that easily excelled, but had a real lack of empathy for many.
Sandy Birce was brilliant, demanding and inspirational. She set the bar high and kicked students' proverbial butts over. There should be more teachers like her- a classroom in which you actually had to DO something! I was so very fortunate to have had her as a teacher.
She's the reason I'm an English teacher today! She was a great educator.
she knew what she was doing and how to teach properly she kept you on task and made sure you graduated unless you were a usless lump and didnt go to class or stay on task she is the best miss you tons
She is the worst teacher ever all she ever does is yell Thats good shes retired!!
Great teacher - had her for Drama and English in Junior High (old Westview) back in 79/80/81
THE BEST teacher I ever had. She helped me so much and she makes me hope that I can be as good a teacher as her in a couple more years.
one of the most remarkable people i've ever met. she's brilliant, full of stories that blow your mind. just be interested and make your best effort.
Is a very helpful teacher. Makes you understand things, just dont get on her bad side!
Definately helped me get through English 12. She also knows her literature like the back of her hand.
I'm a former student of B and I can promise you that though she is tough, you will learn more from her than any other teacher. She expects a lot w/ good reason.
This womans great! She's the most helpful person I know at the school.
this lady rocks..but she can be tough, only for ur own good! knows everything about english lit. don get on her bad side!!
Mrs. Birce totally rocks the casbah unless you get on her bad side, in which case you should run for cover. She is, by far, the most helpful teacher at THSS.
As a former student....LISTEN TO HER. She's right, you'll be grateful later.