My situation is a little strange. I've been a long term substitute at the same school for the past two years. I love the school so much here that I'm hoping to eventually be appointed as a special ed teacher here for the following year. In February I took over a 12:1 class with 2 paraprofessionals for the rest of the year (it's a long story, but the teacher was removed due to inappropriate treatment towards the students). In the beginning, both paras were amazing and I sought their input and guidance since they have both been with the students since September. My class was known as the worst in the building with my kids being classified as behavioral and emotionally disturbed. I have a classroom para and a 1 to 1 crisis management para. The crisis management para recently has started instigating the students. With the old teacher she saw herself as their mentor and teacher since the old teacher was ruthless to the students. Now that the situation has calmed down, a lot of the students no longer cling or turn to her for help. The out of control behavior has since calmed down, so her crisis management skills are no longer needed daily. Her 1 to 1 student has done a complete one eighty, actively participating, wanting to stay in the room, etc. whereas with the old teacher she would have to call home everyday for disruptive and disturbing violent behavior. Recently the 1:1 para has been on her phone, taking a laptop from the classroom laptop cart and watching television on the computer, disrupting lessons to pull students who she is not assigned to to the side to have a separate conversation with them. The way she speaks to the students is inappropriate. I've had meetings with both paras (so that the 1:1 does not feel as if I am personally attacking her), where we review expectations and the different duties of each para. The classroom para will privately tell me things the 12:1 para has done in my absence, or when I am not looking, but I am not there to intercept. For example, when I was at a meeting, the para rummaged through my desk looking through papers and wound up misplacing important IEP documents and notes for ACS. I don't know the proper way to approach the situation. I myself am a sub so I feel as if I do not have the authority to dictate how an appointed, older, paraprofessional should do their job. I am also trying to get hired, so I do not want to rock the boat in case I wind up working with her again in the future. I also feel like it will look bad if I play tattle on her to the principal. I'm just confused on how best to approach the situation.