Disagreements

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  1. lovesherald

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    What do you do when your principal says not to listen to your Sped supervisor? And your sped supervisor is correct legally?
     
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    Listen to the sped supervisor and tell them what the P is saying?
     
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    Your teaching license is your property. If your principal is asking / telling you to do something that would put it in danger, it needs to be either avoided or reported. Not knowing the situation, I'm not sure if you can nod but then do your own thing, or if you need assistance because your boss is risking a compliance issue.
     
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    And if you have a union rep or some kind of organization rep, talk to them. Document and cover your butt!
     
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    Hmmmm, not sure I'd do that. You could be asking for trouble that will come back to bite you.
    Instead, ask for a meeting with both administrators to 'clarify your understanding of expectations regarding your students' . That way everyone is on same page and you cover yourself.
     
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    I need more information.
     
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    This sounds like sound advice despite it not being my first instinct.
     
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    One never wants to be in the middle of two administrators. Not my first instinct either, but it seems that may be where the OP is. It would not be a good idea to continue the "he said, she said" with the administrators....that never works out well. ;)
     
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    If you have a Union Rep or Legal Rep...contact them immediately. Why? You're in the middle of a manipulate situation between two professionals and your job is to advocate for your students. The SPED director has knowledge, and maybe your principal as well. However, it's unprofessional of BOTH of them to put you in that position.

    Document, document--call a rep for advice---and take it higher if needed. Often, teachers are made the scapegoat or thrown under the bus when admins get issues.
     

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