We have a support teacher - I cannot identify Vera more than that without identifying myself.
She is there to support identified students and is supposed to work with teachers.
She is incompetent in her job (my observation) so, rather than working with the teachers that she is supposed to - she lies, she misrepresents, she makes broad statements ("other teachers are able to do this") but when you ask how (so that you can do your job) she never answers - because (I repeat) she lies.
Bottom line - she interrupts classes full of students and then when she doesn't get 100% of the teachers' attention, we are uncooperative.
It might be a survivable situation if there was any support from the administration.
It is the beginning of my break and January is already looking crappy.
**update** Small towns are truly wonderful. Seems I have a good friend who not only knows Vera, but also knows where all the bodies are buried. Damn I wish I'd known that - but this is better.... And, yes, there is karma.
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