This school year just keeps getting better and better. On Tuesday I got an email that a parent will be coming in to observe her child and her child's behaviorist, during my class period, in two weeks. I was finally able to speak with my principal about it because this was the first I had ever heard of this happening. Apparently it is in the child's IEP that the parent is allowed to do this. The rest of my class will be removed from the room. My issue is with the fact that I need to be there. If the observation is of the child and the behaviorist there should no reason for me to be there. I stressed my concerns to the principal who said that it was to see how the child interacted with the lesson. I then asked if I was included in this observation and the principal said it is just of the behaviorist. To me, if I need to be there facilitating the lesson and the parent is observing the interaction with the lesson I am also being observed. I went into the IEP to see where it is written, but I guess they didn't include that part on the online version in our management system. I requested that someone else be in the room to watch my back just in case the parent says anything. I do feel like I have a good relationship with this parent (I am one of the few who does not get constant emails and phone calls). I also know what this parent can be like and it scares me. I am so overwhelmed right now. This is the final weight that causes everything to crash down.