How do you deal with a constan complainer??? We have 6 members of our team. We have teachers with only about 3 years experience to a teacher with 25+. We do not have a designated team leader, but it seems that at times each of us will take the lead whenever necessary. This is MY perspective of our team. Our teacher with 25+ years experience was a former special ed teacher. She got her first gen ed classroom 4 years ago. Her strengths are in teaching low children to read. Her classroom management, organizational skills, and math, and art teaching skills are lacking a bit....she's not had the best reviews and she's admitted that she struggles in thsee areas. She has complained ALL year that her class is low and full of behavioral problems. She also NEVER knows what's going on. We all get the same emails and sit at the same meetings, but she's always asking what we're doing and complaining that she doesn't know what's going on. It's gotten to the point that the minute she opens her mouth, I tune her out because I'm so tired of hearing her complain. Well, today we were discussing placement for next year and we were all stating our ideas. She started complaining about her class again and how the admin didn't take her seriously about how rotten her class was and so most of us tuned her out, but she added some information about placement to the end of her rant and when no one responded, she started crying and saying that there is a hierarchy within the team and she is at the bottom and she's had 25 years of experience and none of us listen to her. She's made comments to me in the past about how she's just not perky like me, not pretty like me and not the sunshine of the school....She complains that when I ask the admin for something I get it, but when she asks, she is ignored so it must be because I'm perky. I think her comments to me are hurtful. I don't want to be a grumpy complainer and I'm not going to change so that she can feel better about herself. Any suggestions on what I should do? Should I ignore it, confront her, or what??