I take it as a good sign that room F-9 is much closer numerically to room 10 than to room 14.
Excited. Nervous. NOT naive. NOT letting it get to my head.
I also have to say the phrase, "I was told by/to...." less often. Well, I guess I've been doing that because people have been phrasing their questions at me as, "Did anyone tell you....?" and when I'm nervous I tend to speak in complete sentences more than when I'm relaxed. I also tend to make a lot of stops and pauses between words, in nervous/distracted state. That has to stop too.
I am the teacher, and this is my classroom. I follow orders as long as they align with what I believe is appropriate for myself, my students, and the larger community as a whole. Actually, all "orders" are really suggestions to me. I will take everything into consideration, but I withhold the right to edit as I see fit. I am a professional. I appreciate all comments at their face value.
Also: NOT going to fall into the politicizing. Scary though, that I saw some of it going on already.