I'm SO upset that I'm not able to think clearly right now. I was SO hopeful that this year my new aide would be great. So far, she wants to be the teacher and fights me on nearly everything. She came in before school began and started moving all my centers around. Ok, not a biggy, I'm up for new ideas, but stopped her after moving 3 centers. But then, she wrote her name and then "teacher" under it and put it outside the door. When I told her that I had a problem with that, and my principal would also have a problem, she told me that in Head Start, her title was "teacher" not "aide". I compromised and let her put Name, Head Start Teacher. I've tried including her in my planning, putting her name on all our schedules, etc. to make her feel part of the team, but now she's withholding information about students, making me look bad to parents, taking over parent conversations, and saying inappropriate things to people (teachers and parents). One of my parents made a formal complaint about her this week. The last straw was when I asked her to give me signed permission slips for our upcoming field trip next week, she told me that it was a Head Start program and she couldn't. I told her that it was a school field trip, I was the teacher responsible for the students and that I needed the permission slips and names of parents who were going. Not only has she NOT done it, she took the folder home with the parent's money. I'm livid. I have a meeting scheduled with the principal, the head start coordinator for this area and her on Monday. I have to come up with a "list" of grievances. So far, the list looks like a sheet of petty gripes. It's not that any one of the things (except this last one) is horrible by itself, it's the mere number of things that is overwhelming to me. She is passive/agressive and I can't prove some of the things that are going on. I wish I had a list of HS's job description and list of duties for a HS "teacher", then maybe I could make a list that looked more professional. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to write this list, so that I don't end up being the one who looks petty, controlling, and crazy.