Average 3.87 based on 46 teacher ratings
Colleen Ottalagano is an English teacher at Guilderland High School located in Guilderland Center, New York and part of Guilderland Central School District. Colleen Ottalagano's 46 teacher ratings contributes to Guilderland High School's ranking of 1,199 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Guilderland High School is 4.16 stars.
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Parent Relation
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Homework

She doesnt like her job and I dont feel welcomed in the classroom. I would get good grades but when I would ask questions she barely even looks up from her screen to help a student. She also greatly favors some students over others all in all I hated her teaching methods and vagueness as well. She is also an EXTREMELY lazy grader.

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Ms. Ottalagano was a good teacher and knew how to teach, but a lot of times she would continuously tell us stories and other classes we would do practice exams for two classes straight. She needs to spread out the stories and schedule practice tests so they don't become useless. Overall a good teacher.

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Tough outer shell, but she's actually pretty darn awesome, as a person and as a teacher. You know she likes you when it seems like she doesn't like you. Contribute to the conversation and you'll be golden. She's better with smaller classes, but then again, that's true with most teachers.

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Her class was one of the easiest classes I have ever had. It was easy simply because assignments were often student graded. She did not prepare me at all for the next year and I don't feel prepared for the SAT. There was not much learning going on.

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She isn't a very good teacher. She is very vague and doesn't seem to enjoy teaching. She talks for 80% of the time a teaches very little. Her classroom is a ChromeBook classroom which basically means we have these little laptops to work with. The problem is she puts too much attention into learning how to use the laptops and not actually teaching.

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Knowledge

She's a cool teacher, but when she's not teaching she seems like she doesn't want to talk to you at all. I would come in during advisory to turn in something and she wouldn't even look at me, she would simply say put it on her desk.

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Mrs. Os class is very fun and she has found the balance between to hard and to easy. her projjects are creative and she makes all her plans clear at the begining of each class

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her class is easy enough to get a really good grade in. but her class is very boring. however shes really nice and never ever yells at anyone ever. shes an awesome teacher - go mrs o!

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Ms. O is a really great teacher. She teachs you a lot but her class is very fun at the same time! If you have her you will love her....she was my favorite teacher!

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ottalagano is very nice, mostly one on one learning shes nice. shes not very sarcastic though and can be overly serious about many things. but overall shes an awesome teacher

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We will miss O-T next year. I actually liked eng class this year.

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love ms o - great year

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What with all the people complaining about getting 100's in her 4BD class last year, i mean who doesnt want a 100, plus its my only 100 ever in any of the 4 main classes

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she is really nice to everyone and makes everything fun in class

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Mrs O is so fun - gave us fun erasers and we are doing cool discussion stuff - love eng class - really helped me on my paper for r&j

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i love check-in it definitly makes my day!!haha

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Does cool stuff and asks us when we want due dates and cares bout our opinions one of my fav teach

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I didnt get 100 in her 4bd class last year...but still liked the class..maybe grades are not so important - too bad if you got 100 cause you didnt appreciate

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Clarity

Helped me when I really needed it, more understanding than some of my other teachers.

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She's obv. not a god teacher considering everyone in her 4BD-R class last year got 100's. I hate teachers who just give out grades like that! Horrible teacher.

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awesome teacher that makes english fun

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Lets students have some say in class. Open to discussion of just about anything. Never gave up on a tough class.

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I don't agree - If you do what you are supposed to do for class you're fine - gives us food and candy and makes class go by fast - Grades easy too

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Ms. O seems to have a rather short fuse, try your best to fly under the radar because she always has to be right. Even if Ms. O is wrong, LET HER WIN.

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she's so nice. i love going to her class

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she is really cool!!!!

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I have Mrs.O this year and she is awesome. She is so nice and helpful and I love her class. It is so much fun it goes by so fast.

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great teacher, easy grader, she'll love you if you do a shakespeare video project

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I think she's a great teacher. Easy grader, and the projects are usually a lot more fun than regular projects.

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makes class easy. tho i hated how we focused on books for months even after we finished reading them

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A highly opinionated teacher-do your best to agree with her. If she likes you you're golden-100s on everything. If she hates you you're doomed...

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Awesome teacher. easily understood and has a good personality. when she i smean she doesn't yell, she's sarcastic. she gets her point across

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Love her claas she is very nice and she is very helpfull

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half the time she has no clue what she is talkin bout but if you pretend to laugh at her jokes...you will do great in the class!

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she is one of the best teachers...she grades so easily...which is mad awesome exspesially for the people who had ms steele last year

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Clarity

Gotta love check in - best part of my day...mso is usually pretty fun

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Pretty good teacher... she teaches her class in an interesting manner, she's very honest and supportive.

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Mz. O is cool and understanding...Class is pretty fun.

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Class os fun...I really like English this year.

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class goes by fast

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She was kind of mean... yeah that's all I have to say about that

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ms o is nice and all that but she needs more experiance i think. she should hang out with older english teachers. i float through honors english

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Mizzo is an okay teacher...but she gives us more art projects than she does actual English stuff. She's a nice person though.

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Great person, not so great teacher, needs to explain things better.

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pretty good teacher, but needs to explain projects a little better

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Cool, but really hard to read...is honors some crazy expectation?

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