The BTSA coordinator at my district level is a nightmare. I have never had to deal with such a difficult personality before. Last year there was a major change that apparently was not communicated to the mentors. Then, when the project was due, the county sent it back to everyone to redo. This man blamed the mentors. Yeah...all 20 of them just neglected to pass on information. He goes off on tangents at meetings and sends these crazy wordy emails that are a page long when he could give the same information in three sentences. He constantly passes the blame for things to everyone else...to HR, to mentors, to the county Dept of Ed...if you ask him a question, he is condescending and just mean. Someone was telling me he sent him an email with a question over the summer break. He sent a response saying he couldn't answer the question because he was on vacation. Um...you are clearly checking your emails. That wasn't a generic "Out of Office" response through the system. Instead of the simple yes or no the question required, he took the guy to task for bothering him. The sad thing is that nobody can really do anything about it. New teachers aren't going to make waves. They just want their credentials cleared. None of the mentors want his job, so they won't say anything. They just don't return to the program. Last year by the end of the year, the meetings were wild. People were so angry about the way he was running things. For a program that is intended to help new teachers, it sure increases the stress. Personally, I don't mind the work. That's just work. Dealing with this coordinator is the awful part.