We were only allowed to put in requests on where we wanted to Student Teach - which IMO was pointless because they sent everyone (unless from Long Island & were requesting a LI school) to the schools surrounding the campus. I was very pleased with my placement and the teacher who I was given. She was excellent taught me well and I get to thank her for my job now b/c she retired & I took her spot!!! I say take a chance and see who they give you. Its not like you won't be able to speak to her on certain occasions. I'm sure she would be willing to help if you ever had a question.