As a former student, I loved going to Bryker Woods, and had many great years. I loved the environment and I had some great friends. It was ideal that BW is a small school; only a few hundred students attend. I enjoyed many years here, but I also did not enjoy some years here. When I was in 4th grade, I was bullied by practically every single one of my friends and I hated going to school. Even at 10 years old, I became depressed and I came to school and watched my former best friends turn on me, and they bullied me. The school did not do much about the bullying, and the teachers didn’t seem to care. Now, Bryker Woods has a new principal, and I think that the new principal does a much better job than the one who was there when I was. To make matters worse, once I started middle school, I realized that I didn’t know nearly as much as my classmates. Specifically math. I didn’t know much math at all, and I realized it was because of my Bryker Woods experience. In 4th and 5th grade, the teachers didn’t teach very much about math and I had many gaps in my math skills. It’s taken me years to catch up to all the information I missed. The learning styles they teach are very generic; not many interactive activities, and very many worksheets. Though I was always one of the smartest kids in the class, I noticed that teachers rarely made time to help students who were struggling. But back to all the positive aspects of the school, I enjoyed going there. I loved Bryker Woods, but it’s taken me years to figure out that I am not as smart as my classmates now since I wasn’t taught as much as my current friends were in elementary.