Hi, I was in a bad situation last year and got some good advice on here. I resigned from my job and moved states. I'm now teaching again in a much better situation and everything has been great up until this past week. I teach in special education and one of my co-workers is the kind of person who likes to stir up trouble. I try to steer clear of her, but I often need to get to the files and they're in her room. She is very bitter and talks badly about the administration, other teachers, etc--in front of students. She's been really mean to another new teacher and is constantly emailing the principal about him--trying to get him in trouble for not being in his room, being late or whatever. Now she has turned on me and I don't even know what I did. She is extremely hateful and I'm afraid she is going to start complaining about me to the principal, too. I have a very big caseload of students and I need some help and advice occasionally but I am afraid to ask her now. A couple of days ago, she made some hateful comments about me in front of some students while I was in an adjoining room. I was so upset, I left the building and cried in the car. The next day, another teacher I work closely with told me to beware of her because she is crazy. That teacher also told me that the crazy one came to her after I started and warned her about me--that I was going to make trouble for her. And I had no idea all this time why she was so distant. After a couple of months, she has warmed up because she sees that I'm not the person the crazy teacher made me out to be. I talked to my supervisor, but that may have been a mistake because I don't know if I can trust her. Things may just get worse if she tries to intervene.. Does anyone else have to work with a psychopath? What can you do? I loved going to work until this past week and I absolutely hate drama. I just want to do my job and get along with everyone. Why is that so hard for some people?