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patman119 11-18-2020 07:33 AM

How do you deal with a P or AP that constantly micromanages?

The P at my school is an interim. Our previous P resigned due to stress. They lied to her to get her to accept the position. She was a top principal at a school at another state. The interim is doing fine.

The middle school AP doesn’t bother me and only comes in if I need him. However, the high school AP here is constantly walking into my class at least twice per week, interrupts my class, and is constantly nit picking at me and my students. She somehow managed to annoy myself and every student in my classroom.

One was watching a video for one of her classes on her phone since her laptop was dead and due to COVID, they cannot borrow laptops. Yet they want me to make exceptions for my students. She assumed she was texting.
One was watching a video on his laptop and she thought he was sleeping.
Another was reading his textbook and she thought he was sleeping, even though he had his book and paper on his desk! Then she tried to accuse me of not helping a student when I had finished helping her on her assignments! The counselor took credit in doing it and tried to say I wasn’t supporting her enough!

Any tips on how to deal with her? Unfortunately, they are still doing evals and she is my evaluator! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

anna 11-18-2020 08:03 AM

If you do not have permanent status,lie low and take all comments without responding back with a defense. When these microturds leave,document everything with the hopes that one day you may have a legal path to defend your position. I highly recommend you put on a show of "I am coachable and will heed all of your advice Thank you for your time."

If you have permanent status and a strong union, no defense verbally at the time however in writing later document your defense of anything put in your personnel file and request a third party be present when you are observed.

ConnieWI 11-18-2020 02:47 PM

My Advice...
Lock your door from the outside.

If the person can't get in your room, may he/she will move on to another room.

This suggestion worked great for me.

Violets2 11-18-2020 02:55 PM

Let it go unless it's part of an observation document. Then there's those sections about how do you think the lesson went, etc. There you write in about the students being flexible and finding alternative tech to view content, etc.

I too would document what happened just so you have it in case you're asked.

MalloryJames 11-18-2020 04:47 PM


Lock your door from the outside.

If the person can't get in your room, may he/she will move on to another room.

This suggestion worked great for me.
At my school, we can't ban admin from our classrooms.

basketball777 11-26-2020 10:59 PM

Most usually have a key lol...I always taught in schools with doors locked on the outside

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