Hi everyone, I'm so very excited because I am being promoted into a new job next year! I will be my school's (we are a charter) first ever EL coordinator. Currently I'm the 7th grade English teacher, and I also teach one section of freshman English. Well, I can't wait to embark on my new position and start working with our EL population, but my bosses told me that they still want me to teach one section of freshman English. I don't mind, however, I will be moving out of my classroom (so the new teacher can teach in there) moving into an office, and then sharing a classroom to teach my freshman section. I don't mind this at all, but the main freshman teacher is someone whom I've actually written posts about...I love her, but she's extremely needy. I know that my bosses will think it most logical for me to teach my freshman section in her room, which I did two years ago and didn't enjoy. It's not the fact that it's not my room, but it's the fact that she'd backseat teach my class (butt in and "correct" me in front of my kids because my interpretation of a certain story is slightly different than hers), ask for my help on EVERYTHING...even things that she knows how to do, but is too needy to do it herself, etc. I don't think I can take it for another year! Right now I teach my freshman section in my classroom because of how annoying she got last year. She still constantly calls me, texts me (after school hours) to "collaborate" on EVERYTHING and I usually end up ignoring her. Yes, I believe collaboration is super important, but not on everything single little thing. Also, I only teach ONE freshman class and she's acting like it's the only thing I have to do...when in fact I have about 160 7th graders to look after (and next year I'll be super busy working as EL coordinator). When we "collaborate" it's more of her blabbing to herself about what she thinks needs to happen and me listening. She never changes anything and it's almost like she likes someone to be there to validate what she's thinking and saying. Thanks for the rant...I've spoken to really trustworthy coworkers about this situation and they suggested I talk to our master teacher before our admin. I just don't want my coteacher to find out I feel like this. We are friends, but I just can't stand working with her. I've cut myself off from her so much already, but if I have to share a room with her again, I think I'll go crazy! I don't want to hurt her feelings, but I just can't do it anymore! Any advice would be helpful. Thanks, everyone.