Post # 1
So, I’m a teacher in an inner city ( I teach head start) and therefore required by the state to have another adult in the classroom with me as an assistant. Now, I had this same person last year, and we seemed to jell and got along fine. Until this school year. Since school started 2 weeks ago, I have been verbally harrassed, had racial slurs said to me and told that I “don’t know how to teach these kids” (I’m white, she’s African American)… I know that not all African Americans are like this. But it just makes me feel so crappy. It would be one thing if she is saying these things only in front of me, but she is also screaming at me in front of my students. If things could not get worse, she has threaten students.
I just had to vent, because my students really do not need to hear any of this, they hear enough at home. It’s killing me where I went home and just cried over the whole situation.
Thankfully, I’ve met with my principal and she met with the assistant later in the week. We’re all having one huge meeting on Monday morning, so I’m freeking out about that now. I just had to vent, because I really don’t need any more extra stress about looking over my shoulder at work and walking on eggshells in my own classroom.
Thanks for listening bees
Post # 3
Awe that really sucks! I am sorry!
I totally understand where you are coming from and the EA has no right to be telling you what or what not to do in the classroom!
I think you did the right thing by going to the principal and I hope that everything gets worked out monday morning!
Post # 4
I wonder what happened? Why are things different this year when everything seemed to be going so well last year? I’m not sure how the whole thing works, but maybe she thought she’d have her own classroom this year and resents being an assistant again.
The important thing is for you to realize it probably has little to nothing to do with you. You were right to bring it to your supervisor’s attention because that sort of discord is not only uncomfortable, but down right disrespectful if it’s happening in front of the kids.
Keep your chin up and go into your meeting tomorrow with calm and confidence.
Post # 5
holy crap! Just remind yourself that you are in the RIGHT and she is being wrong. It will be dealt with accordingly. HOpefully they either move her out of your classroom or if they keep her there, her attitude keeps in check and she behaves!
Post # 6
Aw. I’m sorry! *HUGS* I hope the meeting goes well! Keep us updated!
Post # 7
Just stand firm in your meeting! She should not be around the children. As long as you have the kids’ best interests in mind, the principal should back you up. I hope the meeting goes well and definately let us know the results!