Friday, December 14, 2007


As far as kids go, today was a fairly good day, though we were very short-staffed (for a total of an hour and a half today, it was me and an aide and eight kids).

Then, predictably, the other shoe dropped.

The other day, Superhero pushed PH, and then imitated a Bulldozer meltdown -- even in the intonation of the wailing.

So Speech Person DFT wrote an email to our principal and my program specialist...I'm not sure about what, but the implication was that the class was going you-know-where in a handbasket because I'm a bad teacher.

Speaking to our principal after school, she seemed fairly supportive.  She was very upset with Speech Person DFT for going over my head -- and hers.

But then I got an email basically attacking everything I do -- in the guise of asking me to "think about it" this weekend.  From a principal I thought had my back.

The class has been hard this year, and there are moments that it feels like I'm barely holding on -- but if there's one thing no one has ever questioned, it's what and how I teach the kids.

So now I have to go to the Christmas party knowing that DFT will be there, and now wondering where I stand with the principal.

There was more, but even thinking about it is making me feel sick to my stomach.


Mz. Cat said...

I am sorry things are bumpy. I feel that DFT is out to get us in any way she can. As for SDF, can I see the email, before I respond to her actions. I know things are difficult, however your feelings were on edge after your finding out about DFT and emotions run high and one can misjudge. I may be able to see what you can't at the moment OR I may be as pissed as you are.

Amie said...

I'm sorry that you have to go through this. There is no doubt in my mind that you are an excellent teacher. None at all. Hang in there.