I posted about a week ago about someone at my school who I dislike that I will have to work with next year. Kind of like an instructional assistant to give one on one attention to ESOL and special education students. She has worked with other teachers and I have hear horror stories. Then there are some teachers that she works with and they get along great but thats only because they are friends and the main teachers are so laid back that they do not care if the IA takes over. So next year I will have to work with this lady. I can't. She is just not easy to work with. Very controlling. Says smart comments. Is rude to the students. Shes does not hold herself in a professional manner unless she is in a meeting. But she is very rude. I just can't work with her. I am stressing over this already. Someone told me to to kill her with kindness...but this situation is not a kill them with kindness situation. I know I should sit down with her at the beginning and have a talk about boundaries but that will be so awkward for me. She gossips a lot and I would just rather not even talk to her period. She will not be in my room all day but I assume only for certain subjects. I'm not sure yet. Help! I know I can't think about this all summer but this just sucks.