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Update- my P is going off the rails.
Old 02-16-2018, 01:32 PM
 
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Wanted to thank you all for your support.
Going to warn anyone who reads this, this is tedious, boring, petty and ridiculous. My P has gone off the deep end and is apparently spending time going through files and files of my online progress monitoring program looking for some evidence of I don't know what. Apparently, P has a lot of time on their hands.
My improvement plan was about questions regarding progress monitoring. P was certain (via another person) that I was being untruthful about kid's scores.
I wouldn't do that, plus if you saw my kid's scores, you would think I am doing a bad job lying because the scores are sucky
Entire meeting was lists of sins and asking about data from 6 months ago. Since they didn't tell me what the meeting would entail, I couldn't prepare. I said I would have to get back to them. There were duplicates and such. HR lady started calling me incompetent because I could not recall. We have several people in one program with lots of moving parts. I had to stop and say "I need time to get the correct facts. That does not indicate my ineptitude."
The only improvement P asked for was the graphs with the paper copies of the test to prove it was accurate. I said I don't lie, other scores show growth from other teachers but would comply as I keep copies of the probes anyway.
Still pissed off that because my kids test better for me than a cold stranger, that must mean we're cheating!!!!
Anyway, I follow up with an email (via a recommendation of union rep) answering the questions he had asked about in the meeting.Basically, P was poking around in the electronic "trashbin" of the progress monitoring program seeing what I had filed or deleted. So there were mistakes, duplicates, etc. hence that's why they were in the e-trashbin of the program (really weird). He replies back with a scathing, snarky email saying I am lying and that he won't accept any piecemeal documents nor any conversation about this outside of the meeting. Ok geez.

Sound tedious- boring? small? just wait, it gets better!

He sent a scathing email this morning asking where student x and w's filed information was? I think implying that I'm covering something up? I don't know.
My union rep replied immediately that he said no communication through email and wanted to focus on the improvement piece that was in writing.
Honestly I could have told P:

"Both pieces of data you are looking for are in their purple folders in their cum file.
(Kid#1) graph that I worked on is attached to Skyward. BBBB is working off of the one that is still in AIMSweb as active. All of his previous data is in his purple folder as is (kid#2).

I am addressing confusion and data management to improve my performance by de-cluttering multiple data repositories. All current and past data are filed in :
Purple folders from last year,
Active files in AIMSweb,
Skyward for 2017-2018 for kids that were exited from a group."

I haven't sent it because frankly, "eff" Prince! I don't care anymore what P thinks. This is ridiculous!

I am getting tired of having to defend myself. I can't win! I keep everything, I'm accused of cheating, I clean things up, I'm accused of cheating.
This is so weird and petty, doesn't P have better things to do? I'm feeling bullied and harassed. It's just weird.
I'm wondering if me bringing in the union threw P off kilter a little and now it's personal. I have no idea. Any ideas about this sudden obsession with looking through data from 2 years ago?

And at the end of the day, I'm a really good teacher. I'm not putting up with this anymore. I think at our next meeting I'll tell him to stick it. So freakin out of here it is unbelievable.


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Old 02-16-2018, 03:38 PM
 
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That's sucky. Sorry that you have to go through that.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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I think at our next meeting I'll tell him to stick it. So freakin out of here it is unbelievable.
Don't leave your position because of the P. Do what you need to do to prove that you don't cheat and the person who brought the charges is a liar.

I would make them fire me, if they don't you don't get employment benefits..

Be strong, it seems the union as your back.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:42 PM
 
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Wow, so sorry this is happening to you. At least you are part of a union. We aren't that lucky in my state.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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Would have them video your testing environment protecting you any...or just give them ammo for other accusations...maybe ask your union lawyer. I would not think that HR could use the term incompetent. I also would not be "unprofessional" in my language. If you decide to go elsewhere it could bite you in the hiny, and never talk in e-mails or alone. Just my opinion. Best of luck.


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Yes to all of your questions
Old 02-17-2018, 12:08 PM
 
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I have offered to be observed or recorded. The one good thing is that I share an office/classroom with the instructional coach. I test in front of someone every day.
Of course never unprofessional.
P is not interested in improving anything, it got personal and now P is spending time spying and trying to "get me". Which is sad. I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I know I'm an above average as a teacher. We're no longer in "logical/rational" world. It's crossed the line and now it's "bullying/harassing" city. P needs to be right, vindicated.
What should happen is P should be focusing on improvement and moving forward. We've been through a lot together, I've given a lot. And not to toot my own horn but other teachers are terrified because if P is turning on me, everyone is fair game.
Maybe bringing the union into this ticked P off, or maybe pointing out that at the meeting P putting my improvement plan meeting on the public calendar was unprofessional (and incidentally illegal).
I personally think that when I took in and fostered a student I had been working with for a year around after Thanksgiving, put P and complainer over the edge. I asked/begged my other specialists to take foster child's instruction (I would trade for their kids) so that there was no question of integrity or question of testing (this was in November, the irony is not lost on me). Now that foster child has been taken off of my roster it's been a lot "cleaner", but I think some people are resentful and annoyed by it which is really sad again. Uncomfortable because it can be tricky, and I think some might question how they perceive themselves(not that that's why we took her in, we did what was right for our family)
Here's the thing, I've been through a lot in my life. I no longer will sacrifice sanity for keeping my job. P is going to get worse. Sooo.. I'm applying for jobs and scholarships and looking into assistantships to go back to school full time in academia. I have options, just hard not to feel sad, and doubt myself.
I am dreading the upcoming meeting, the union rep is going to keep the message clear.
Below is what I am submitting officially. I will consider myself done defending myself and I too need to move on.
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• Items that were found in “filed” because were exited, inaccurate, a mistake was made, or a double. Duplicates/mistakes have all been deleted. I will now delete unneeded data immediately to prevent confusion.

• Psych will help train all staff; go over all protocols again, she agreed to help so that we are all proctoring and scoring the same way. I am hoping this will improve myself as a teacher.

• I posit that my students test differently with me than with strangers because of purposeful affect, motivation and precise, repetitive structures and routines. This is a known phenomenon even with normed assessments. See research attached.

• I have called AIMSweb as to why there would be duplicates. The response was with several people accessing all of the students, it is impossible to trace who touched what when. Several people, with lots of moving parts. We will have to move forward on this issue and focus on improvement of systems rather than fact-finding.

• In addressing confusion and data management to improve my performance by de-cluttering multiple data repositories. All current and past data are filed in :
• Purple folders from last year,#
• Active files in AIMSweb,
• Skyward for 2017-2018 for kids that were exited from#a group.

Again I do not feel that trying to determine exactly what happened to filed documents will help me improve as a teacher and a leader. I would like to focus on the improvement plan and consider these questions answered to the best of my ability.

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Ok this is me moving on......thanks for the shoulders and listening, this is tough and sad. I really liked this P.
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I am so sorry
Old 02-17-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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This sounds so stressful and pointless. The betrayal you must feel to have a principal your trusted turn on you this way.

I definitely agree to find your way out of there as soon as possible. If the P has made it personal, nothing will stop him from finding something, anything, to nail you on. You might trip in the hallway and accidentally run into a student and CPS is suddenly called and you are accused of endangering a child. You can't live/work like that.

I guess focus on the positive: you are now well versed in AIMSweb and intervention documentation.
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woah...so sorry
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your P sounds crazy and out to get you. Once you bring the union in, it can get personal. Sometimes it scares the daylights out of the P and they back off. Other times, I have seen 1 P go after 2 teachers in horrible ways trying to make their days as difficult as possible. Both of those teachers ended up w/ better jobs the next yr w/ the help of the union though. I truly a sorry and wish you the best!
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:54 AM
 
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You have been SO supportive and kind to me, thank you!

I need to let it go because I 'll never know why....that being said, he was out to get me but I can't wrap my head around why and all of a sudden?
-Did he never like/trust me the whole time? He appointed me to leadership teams. He followed my advice.
-Was it because he dropped out of his Ph.D. program and was mad at me about mine?
-I really and truly think the reason he turned came from my work/life blend. It was too much for him. My son goes to my school. I do a good job keeping things separate, I'm not a classroom teacher. Other teachers do this too.

But then in the fall one of my reading students that I had had the previous year and I had an established relationship disclosed abuse to me. She was put in a group home. Since she knew me so well, and by that time my family knew who she was (worst kept secret- he would come see me for lunch and she would be there) and of course my son knew her. We got to have her placed in our home and became her foster parents.I've never brought a child home before or ever fostered before, this was just meant to be. I knew her, her behaviors. I switched her to receive instruction/testing with other people. This happened in December. After this incident things changed. Co-workers seemed resentful, irritated and uncomfortable.No one asked me about it, they avoided me. The complainer went into high gear.

I read a book called "Radical Hospitality" it's counter culture, I guess, to care for children in need. I think it made some people feel "less than" which was never my intent, I just do what is right for me and my family. Interestingly the most religious people were the nastiest. Now they see know that nothing has changed and that she has excelled academically and emotionally. It can be done.
I think it was too much for them. Which is sad.
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