I am trying to get some advice on my situation with my assistant. She has started to irritate me more and more (we have been in school since Aug. 27). The first week it went well, but now I feel as though she is getting "comfortable"?? I'm not exactly sure how to explain it other than that. Here goes the venting: -I know that I am a perfectionist when it comes to bulletin boards, but she has tried and it hideous and I have to redo them. -She is on her cell phone in the classroom when the kids are in the room. -She mispronounces words while talking with the children. Many of my students already have speech/language issues! -She cannot keep control of my class when I leave the room for 2 minutes. -I give her plans to follow for guided reading, and she doesn't follow them! Doesn't seem that she is getting anything done or pushing them. -She is babying one of my students who speaks VERY little English. That about raps it up. I could use any advice/suggestions on how to take care of these issues. I am not sure how she would take it if I brought it up to her face to face. Also, she is older than me and I don't want to make her feel incompetant or anything. Sorry that this is so long just needed to get this off of my chest! Thanks for reading this vent!