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Old 07-09-2019, 08:11 PM
 
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Anyhow, the para they hired to replace her is 20 years older than me.
My first para was 20 years older than me and had that much more experience too- I was a 3rd year teacher at the time and she had 20+ years in the same position. When I found out, I stressed about it all summer before starting the school year. She turned out to be AMAZING. She had no problem at all with me being the one in charge, and she easily conformed to how I wanted things. Sometimes if I told her I was having trouble with some situation she'd tell me how one of the former teachers handled things, but always made it clear I was welcome to do my own thing as well. People were always telling her she should have been a teacher and she said she preferred not being the one "in charge" and on the hook for all of the decisions. It might be better than you're imagining!


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