"There was this fear that someone would have to follow a curriculum in a certain way. People all have opinions but they don’t know what it is. We are re-doing it. (We're) taking the standards and aligning them with the materials for the past few years. There was no professional development department at the DOE and now there is," said Farina.
Despite the challenges, Farina is happy she took the job. She promised to return to Good Day NY once she reaches the '100 day' mark in April.
"I really believe New York City can be the best urban city in education in this country," said Farina.