I am the older aide...51 years and a PM aide in an elementary school. I am originally from India but living in USA for 25 years. I help mainstream 2 students with autism into the gen ed class. In the gen ed class, there is the classroom teacher (Ms A). the special ed teacher (Ms B) and a young male aide (Mr C). Mr C is very popular in the school. The teachers and Mr C barely talk to me. If I try to chitchat, they will briefly answer and go back to being by themselves in a group. They all stand together on one end of the class and I'm with my students on the other side. Is this because they are all 27 and have nothing in common with me??? (They did mention their age in class to the students). I Mr. C and I are in specials together where he will schmooze with the teacher and ignore me completely. . At recess and dismissal time, if I am near these teachers they will not smile or talk to me. For Halloween , they did not tell me about their costumes but I asked them anyway and dressed similarly. They all took selfies with each other and did not include me. Other class teachers took pictures with their aides. So please help me figure out what's going on here. Again, I wonder if it's an age and culture thing- these teachers are very friendly with the AM aide who is around 30 years and white. It's humiliating to chit chat and get monosyllabic answers from these teachers, so I won't do this anymore perhaps. I generally get along with the other staff in the building - I don't feel so ignored.