TOY Student Recommendations
From students through all my years at Richland
“When it comes to school, though teaching is the highest priority it’s not about the subject, it’s about the student. Ms. Harty kept true to this in both years I was under her tutelage by going beyond just explaining how to pass the test. She taught me how to experience the knowledge and use it to succeed far past the years of high school.”- Tony Vance, student 2012-2014.
“Not only does Ms. Harty go above and beyond in all her lessons, she is a person of compassion and is downright hilarious. Her love for teaching shines through in all she does, making all your experiences in her class memorable.” – Sydney Baer, student 2013-2016.
“AP World was my favorite class that I’ve ever taken because although the work was really hard it was mad easy and comprehensible because of the exciting and interactive learning and teaching from Ms. Harty. (aw). The mixture of fun projects and tests and quizzes were able to prepare your for college and other AP courses, making it a great first AP course. I was able to make a 5, not necessarily because of my own studying but because of the way Ms. Harty presented the material. The way that she’s able to relate to the student rather than using really large words that no one knows, she simplifies it while still getting the point across.”- Abby Key, student 2014-2016
"Ms. Harty was my 1st period teacher two years ago and her impressive teaching style still sticks with me today. She had a way of challenging us and waking us up without annoying us easily annoyed teenagers. Her lesson plans proved well thought out design on an everyday basis. She made interaction and hands on learning a priority. But what stood above the rest was Ms. Harty's ability to transport her students into the time period they were learning about. At times, her presentations and impersonations, made me feel like I knew exactly how it felt to live in the Roaring Twenties or the Great Depression. I, as well as most students, have the tendency to zone out while learning facts about the past, but Ms. Harty made that impossible. Almost everything I know about history, I credit to her class."- Rachel Jefferies, student 2013-2014
“When it comes to an AP class many people may begin to sweat or get a stomach ache, which is how I felt at the beginning of the year, but by the second day of school I knew that I would survive. I’ve made it this far with the unfailing guidance and care of Ms. Harty. HARTIZARD for life. I can’t think of anyone that knows more about anything, that is why she is most cut out for teaching AP World History and furthermore, teacher of the year.”- Wayde Baccus, student 2015-2016
“I recommend Ms. Harty, she has been my AP World History teacher this year. She is very enthusiastic when she is teaching making the class engaging while still providing us with the content that we needed to be prepared for our exam. She has great communication with her students, and engages with them very well. I really appreciate how she simplifies the content so that it is easier to grasp as well as the fact that she stays after school every day and is there to answer our questions. I appreciate the fact that she is very organized it makes class less stressful when you know exactly what you’re doing and there are no surprises. Overall she is a great teacher and I am very glad I had her this year. I feel like she not only prepared incredibly well for my AP exam, but was also a very kind person, and she is really funny.”- Jeny Cruz, student 2014-2015.
“Miss Harty has a true passion for teaching ... especially world history! She loves her students and gives so much time and dedication to each individual one. I know I couldn't have completed the AP exam as well as I did if I didn't have her along the way. She is a true inspiration for me to continue my education to the best of my ability.” Ashley Dickerson, student 2014-2015.