New teachers prepare for school year

"I am incredibly excited, and I know the people I'm working with are going to be so helpful," said Deirlein about his expectations going into the school year.

One thing Deirlein noticed about the set-up of the school was that he would be teaching out of not one, not two, but three separate classrooms, all next to each other in the high school.

Because of this, Deirlein was not going to be "setting up" a classroom because he would be sharing the space with other teachers within the school.

"I've heard, at the high school, sharing rooms is more common," he said.

Deirlein could not pinpoint what he was most anxious about looking into the new school year, but he did say, "In terms of what I'm afraid of, I still have the first day of school jitters. Even people who have been in schools for years still get them the week before, not being able to find their classrooms."

Guilz said she does not fear anything about the upcoming school year.

"I'm most excited just to get started," she said.

Guilz is also excited to be teaching students a new geometry curriculum this year. In preparation for the new state-mandated curriculum, Guilz had to attend a seminar over the summer.

Other than that, Guilz said she has "nothing too special planned" as far as setting up her first classroom and teaching her own class for the first time.

The new teachers will greet their new students for the first time this week, and both agreed they are excited to work in the North Colonie Central School District this year, and many more. ""

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