Hello everyone! I hate to be negative, but despite my excitement about the new year beginning soon, I find myself dreading (just a tad of dread is enough) dealing with certain people, or um, really, a certain person. So . . . who do you dread? And what plans do you have to deal with them? I dread Ms. X because she thinks everyone should do things her way, she gossips about everyone at the school, gossips about other teachers to the students, plays favorites with students to the point that it's completely obvious, and has her nose in everyone's business. (Every single time I have to go into the office for something, she's there, nosing around). I'll probably figure out how to say more about her later (a little paranoia that someone could find and read this and figure out it was me, ha ha), but for now, let me just say: ugh! This person thinks she has some authority over others (when she really doesn't). My plan? I'll continue my usual "smile and nod" routine but keep doing things my way. Others, including the principal, have told me not to let her push me around. I'm going to focus on all the things I love about my job and not her get to me. (But, obviously, I will also vent a little and hope it helps). Your turn!