No, because I was not tenured. Also, one union rep was there for most of the meetings. She was no help. I asked another teacher, the union president, to attend. I also went to the superintendent. The special education teacher went to board members on my behalf, as well as the five teachers that I worked with. I have four letters to the board on my behalf, as well as one letter from a parent and one parent who spoke directly to the board during a board meeting. Also, the students gathered a petition to keep me, but I am sure that it was trashed.
I am sorry, I meant the special education supervisor. I am the special education teacher. I had worked in the classroom with the union president previously, so I asked him to attend, as I felt that the union rep was not being fair. The superintendent listened, but did not support me before the board. The vote against renewing my contract was 2 for, 5 against. Also, I was only allowed to converse with my mentor teacher for 15 days., not the year with weekly meetings that the law suggests. The principal also asked for my resignation, concluding with the statement that he would not support me with the students. He did not follow through on most of my disciplines or detentions. He also would send a class to the library rather that have me take over the class when there were no substitute teachers available. Then, he pulled me out of inclusion classes to take over the other teacher's classes. He did not want to pay me for extra duty. He was targeting me, as he had already resigned in January. He stayed in office until June. I would like to know about harrassment and bullying in the workplace. I would also like to know my options. Thank you.
1. the principal did not follow past precident.
2. He would berate me for following his example in providing positive behavior support.
3. He told me that he would not support me when I needed assistance with behavior. Instead, he tore up the detentions and gave the students candy. He had a nice visit with them. When I asked him about it, he would not give a solid answer.
4. Other teachers were doing the same thing that I was doing, and they were not written up for it.
5. He violated the tenure act in about every way that he could. I did not know that I had a deadline in protesting his actions.
6. Other teachers told me that he was targeting me, that he had done this before, and that I was the only one not protected by the union that he could attack. They told me that he was a bully. They were right.
I am not sure. He was the one that hired me based on my performance as a substitute teacher and summer school teacher. He was moved to the high school from the middle school in October, as the superintendent had been serving in both positions. The minute he found something that he could berate me about, he did. I felt that I was his "whipping boy". He was so unclear-I was supposed to work with only students who were on my caseload, but I was also supposed to co-teach a classroom. What was I supposed to do when students requested assistance? It seemed that no matter what I did, he berated me. The teachers that I worked with (my co-teachers) all wrote letters of recommendation for me to the school board, but I could not satisfy him. I followed past prededent, and he berated me for that.
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