I'm moving to a new school this year and did para interviews with my principal. The para we hired for my classroom has a great background and seemed really excited, but has never worked in public school or with spec.ed. before (which is fine, I'll train her). I met up with her a few days ago for the first time just to get to know each other outside of school and she went on and on about how she wanted to be a "co-teacher" instead of a para and didn't want to be seen as just an assistant. She was pretty insistent. I told her we would talk about our roles when school started, but I'm not sure what to say. As much as our paras in preschool are seen as teachers by the children, they aren't responsible for the entire classroom as a teacher is, and the position is just not one of a co-teacher. I've typed up a roles and responsibilities chart, as well as a copy of our para handbook that outlines her job duties. How should I present everything to her?