Hello! I am a three year old teacher at a good preschool. I love working with children and have been in the education field for quite some time. My issue really is not the children, it is the preschool director. She is a preschool director and she also teaches in a classroom that is near mine. The classroom are set up so that anyone can see what is going on at any time. There are only a few teachers at this preschool. I feel like she is always watching me. In fact, I feel this way because it is true. lol I feel like she may gossip about me with the other staff and/or one particular parent.
One day she tried to talk "at me" by telling one of the students her shoes had been untied all day. She said it loud enough to where I could hear it. I cant stand when people do that by the way. If you have a problem come directly to me. That was a lie because I consistently tied up her shoes but the way the little girl moves her feet under her desk caused them to continue to untie, plus being outside and having fun; however I continued to tie them back up. Anyway it is petty things like that, that get to me. I could name a lot of petty things but I won't go there because I don't want people to figure out its me. lol
The cook and the director I feel like are gossipers. I really do not care for people like that at all. The cook is the nosiest person I believe that I have ever met.
Anyway, I feel like I have been accustomed to my privacy because I stopped teaching within a school system a few years back and had my own tutoring service. It felt good having my own. I am starting to think that it may be time for me to start doing my own thing again. I love teaching but I do not like the feeling that I get at the school. The children and parents adore me; except for the one that gossips with the director.
Do you have any tips on how I can feel better about an environment like this? Maybe I need to pray a little harder.