You guys really do make me feel SOO much better. I am glad you see my point. She is a young teacher as well. She is kind of like a special education/instructional assistant/resource teacher. She has many titles. I did not fully realize that I AM the LEAD TEACHER. Even if special education teachers or IA's come into my classroom? She makes me feel like I do need to accommodate to her. Plus I know her personality is the type that will run to tell her friends everything she does not like that I do. I can hear her now saying "she is just not a good teacher". She has a small group of friends that she talks to because I guess they can kindof stand up to her and its equal. Tit for tat. With me it WILL be a power struggle. I am new and young but I am a good teacher as well. I just know she will see new and young and it will be hard for her to accept that I am a good teacher. She is just very hard. Her personality is really intimidating. I literally felt like crying at school today just thinking about next year. I know this year was AWESOME and next year.... Yes she does know the kids better than me but at least give me the chance to get to know them and see if my style works for them. Just because something did not work for them this year doesn't mean I have to change my whole teaching style and management for them. My style may work perfectly for them. The first year of teaching you are just learning and trying to figure things out. The second year you have a bit more confidence and you are trying to get your craft a bit more established. Now its like I will have my student teaching experience all over with her. I understand that I need to handle myself like a professional and I think I have done well but when someone is intimidating to you you kind of change and act like your a child in trouble and you must follow their rules. This makes me so sad. I want to cry.