Hi Elementary teachers, Has anyone else had the experience of a principal moving teachers around willy-nilly, apparently just because he/she can? We have 14 classroom teachers total, and 5 are being switched around to grade levels they don't want and had no input into the process. One more is leaving due to the impending switches, so there were 6. We just implemented new math and writing curricula this past year, and now they all have to learn a new level. Two of them have a reputation for not being very strong teachers, and that seems to be some of the rationale, but is that how you help a teacher improve, when you have given no constructive support/assistance? And does a poor 2nd grade teacher make a good 1st grade teacher? Our principal is leaving our building, not on good terms with hardly anyone, and it just seems to all be done out of spite. It is not as if she has just started caring about the quality of the teaching after not caring about the school at all for the time she's been here. If someone had this happen, did it get reversed by the new principal? I have not been moved, but it is deeply affecting the school and pitting teachers against each other. And she is telling strong teachers that they are being moved because teacher X isn't a good teacher, so teacher X gets their position. It is sad to see, and being handled very unprofessionally on the part of the principal. Any thoughts or BTDT?