I know the advice is to make friends with the school secretary/office manager/admin assistant/whatever the title in your district, but I'm on the second one in a row who I'd just as soon avoid. The last one was one of the moodiest, most bizarre people ever. I half suspect her personality issues were medication related because it was just so unpredictable. She'd make errors and then blame the person who caught the error. She'd grunt at you in the morning if you tried to talk to her. I've been told by others she actually requested no staff talk to her at all in the morning, which is kind of unrealistic since we're all in the classroom most of the day. Then if you walked past her without greeting her, she'd call out your name and very sarcastically say, "Good morning." She was a challenge. This year I changed schools and at first it seemed like the secretary was very welcoming, but I'm finding that I'm having to ask her several times for things that she claims to have already given me. I'm a specials teacher so she seems to think my basic classroom supplies come from the department, while the department tells me to go to her for dry erase markers and such. When I talk to other people, the feedback seems to be that the things she has power over are things she lords over everyone. They all warned me not to get on her bad side because she loves you or hates you. Schools are the most ridiculous personality driven places ever.