Hi all. I have posted two threads about the teacher I work with as a paraprofessional. We have been butting heads lately and I'm pretty sure it has a lot to do with her stress level, her negative attitude towards the new/changing administration, and the fact that she may or may not be returning (see links to previous threads for more info...) http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=179899 http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=180702 Anyway, it has all come to a head now and she pulled me out of the classroom today to talk to me about the fact that she can "no longer accommodate my needs" as far as scheduling is concerned. I'll give a little background on this so you guys don't have to go back and read the other threads if you don't want to. So, I am in graduate school for special education and am in my last semester of classes before student teaching. There was one class I had been postponing because the field experience of 30 hours had to be in an elementary school (I work with high school students). I told the teacher in December that I was very worried about this field and asked her if there was any possible way I could use lunch hours to do the field. I told her it would probably be around 1 1/2 hours a day, twice a week. She said this would not be a problem at all and I immediately felt relieved. Flash forward to what is going on now... So, the field placement was not at the closest elementary school and therefore I am gone for more like 2 hours a day, twice a week. I am in the fifth week of this field experience and the teacher at the school where I work pulled me aside today and told me she can "no longer accommodate me" and that we would have to meet with the principal to discuss further action and plans. Just typing this, I can feel my heart rate increasing and my anxiety going up. I feel like I want to cry (and already have multiple times today). I have already gone to the principal to talk a little bit about my situation and what is going on. I have felt so much anxiety going to work lately that it has affected my mental health and even getting to work on time. I have been late several times in the past few weeks because my anxiety is so high that I am fearful to go into work. I literally feel like puking some Sunday nights with the dread of the upcoming week. This is ONLY because of the teacher... It has nothing to do with the kids, the school, the other paras, the administration... Just the teacher is causing this high anxiety and fear. I am concerned about not only my mental health but now about my job. I am meeting with the teacher and the principal tomorrow after school. How in the world do I go about this meeting? If you read the other threads, you will have more insight into this situation. I am so nervous and I'm sick of crying and being this upset. I can't really deal with this teacher anymore and I feel as if I am being treated unfairly and in an unprofessional manner. The teacher is so negative and doesn't even seem to value my input or hard work. (See previous threads for more information).... Please, I will take whatever advice I am given. I am desperate over here.