We have a new K teacher this year that is incompetent. She is not new to teaching. She was actually hired a few years back and has (unsuccessfully) been teaching other grade levels. When a K position became available this year she begged and begged our principal to allow her to move (again). She told everyone how much she wanted K because it would be easy. She said that she wanted to teach K because the kids are so "cute" and that she was looking forward to teaching kids that wouldn't have the behavior issues that the older kids have. Well, the "cute" kids are eating her alive! She has absolutely no control over them and has absolutely no idea what to do with curriculum. I have tried to help her. The other K teachers have tried to help her, but it goes in one ear and out the other. I know that it takes time to adjust to a new grade level. My first year of K certainly was not my best, but I was willing to accept help and work on becomming better. She has no clue. I really don't think things will improve. She just isn't cut out to be a teacher. She has tenure so it will be really hard to fire her. She has already failed at the older grades so I have a feeling that the district will let her stay in K because they feel that at least she is not teaching the levels that have to take the state testing for NCLB. I don't think that I can stand to watch what she is doing for an entire year. I feel so bad for the kids. I don't see how they will ever be ready for first grade. She thinks that she got all the behavior problems and low kids. That is not true! Kindergarten is such an important year and is the foundation for future learning. Has anyone else ever had to work with someone who is totally incompetent?