I'm in a bad situation at my school. I've posted before, but did not tell the entire story because it's quite long. But I think a more detailed picture will help. I know many of you won't be inclined to believe this because you are teachers yourselves, but bias is the very last thing I need right now. I have no reason to lie - how does it help me here on this forum to lie? This is what's happening to me: I moved to a different state last year. Before I moved, I literally had a GPA over 4.0. I had friends, a boyfriend...I had everything. Then when I moved, everything went away. I've been chronically depressed, I have literally zero friends or general acquaintances in the entire school (and I've been here 2 years now. What does that tell you?), and I've generally developed an anxiety of talking to any peers. In most of my classes, however, work is mostly individual and this is not a problem. But in my English class, group work (which requires speaking with and collaborating with peers) is so crucial to the grade in the class that I have a 'D'. So my parent requested a P.E.P. My teacher reluctantly made one, but it isn't personalized...it just has her monitoring me and having my homework signed. This teacher does not understand that extended social isolation has dramatically changed my peer interaction pattern, so my parents kindly requested she revise it and simply have me work individually. But she didn't budge. So we (parent and I) went to the Dean and he agreed with my parent, and would see what he could do. But somehow, the English teacher in question found out and...this is where the manipulation comes in. I literally have not ever voluntarily said a word in her class. Today, I was completely silent. However, she had a conversation with the Dean in which she told him I was "an outgoing student and am flourishing in the class" (a literal quote from the Dean). This is a blatant lie. I know it's a lie, and my parents know it's a lie. I haven't even voluntarily spoken at home for the past 1.5-2 years. She's trying to stop me from having the P.E.P. adjusted. This is not the first time she has taken control of my education out of my hands (and out of my parents' hands) completely. When I tried to switch classes (from AP to standard) last semester, while I still had the time, she did the very same thing: I told my counselor I wasn't doing well in the class, and then my English teacher went to her and said I was manipulating her and needed to stay in the class...even though I had a low D. This is insane. With this teacher, it's about winning. Not about helping me. I am not outgoing - I haven't a soul in the school to confide in. Not even my counselor, now that this teacher has turned her against me. I know what she's trying to do, and so do my parents. She has contacted my other teachers before the Dean got a chance to evaluate the situation and literally tampered with all my witnesses. This woman has not been kind to me all year. She has been callous, cold, and hasn't done a thing to help me. Whenever my parents try to help me by contacting administration or counselors, she poisons them against me by telling them things about my personality that aren't true. Every morning when I wake up to go to that school, I want to either kill myself or blow the place up. It's not good, but it's true. I shouldn't have to be sitting here tempted to become like the Columbine massacre kids, all over a darn English class that no one will let me out of. This woman and her lies about me and what's truly going on are driving me up a wall. And I have to sit there every day and look up at her on her pedistal, with her nose in the air and her lectures. Do I sound like the happy, outgoing child she's painting me to be? Does she know me better than myself and my parents? No. But she's like a snake - she tampers with everyone. She abuses her authority. Please don't turn against me as well. I really need help. I know you may not want to believe this because many of you are teachers yourselves, and I realize most teachers don't behave like this. But this woman in particular has an issue with me. Teachers are not perfect. This was way back in grade school, but I even had a teacher assault me. I have not had any problems with teachers since, except this one now. I know it's late in the year, but a P.E.P. would dramatically improve my 4th quarter grade because the main reason I'm doing so poorly is lack of social participation in the class...and our final is entirely conversation based. I do ALL of the written work. I just have a social problem. Which she is, as you can see, making worse. I'm at a breaking point. I've been crying, but I'm eventually going to lash out. I have no past disciplinary issues. I don't have problems with any other teachers - all problems arise from this one teacher. Please offer advice? I'm going to the principal first thing tomorrow to get this sorted out...but this is nuts. All I want is a genuine P.E.P. which takes my social challenges into account. But everything seems to revolve around her and what she tells people about me, even though it DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS what my parents said. No one seems to realize that this is MY future, and she's tampering with it deliberately. What should I say to the principal tomorrow to get this sorted out, once and for all?