Today, the superintendent decided to meet with all of the new teachers in the school to quickly discuss curriculum, school culture, expectations, etc. and give us a chance to ask questions. We were also getting our classrooms today so it made sense. Anyways, we all sat down in a classroom and I asked a question about parent involvement. The superintendent looks shocked and says "Wow, you speak very good English." I am South Asian, but I was born and brought up in the US and English is my first language. It's just ridiculous to think that someone's skin color dictates how fluent that person's English is. I was so embarrassed that I wasn't even sure how to respond. I just quickly said thank you. I hate that it happened in front of 5 other teachers. This just made me feel negative for the whole meeting and I'm just not excited about him being my boss. Other than the comment, he seems like an ok person at least. I'm just glad it's not my principal so I won't have to deal with him on a daily basis.