This happened to me in the chemistry class where I work as a para. This is a high school class. There was a substitute teacher for this period. I found some graffiti scrawled next to one of the lab sinks. This lab sink was in the back of the room. I told the sub about this and went to the Dean's Office to inform the dean of the graffiti so that he could photograph it. I told the sub that this was standard procedure for handling graffiti. When I got back, I told the sub that the dean would be in to take a picture of the graffiti. The students started talking so the sub said he was going to clean up the graffiti. I protested, telling the sub that the dean needed to take a picture of the graffiti. The sub said that this was his class and that he would run it his way. So he cleaned up the graffiti. He said this in front of the kids. I was embarassed and humliated but I did not challenge his authority and I stayed in class until the end of the period. I informed the dean that the sub had cleaned up the graffiti. My question is, did I handle this right and how can I prevent being embarassed in front of the students in the future? It was very difficult for me to come back to this class and work the next day. I felt bad having to tell the regular teacher of this class about the incident.