I am a first year teacher and was hired at the last minute to replace a teacher at the school I student taught in. I actually went into 4th grade and had student taught in 3rd so I gained a lot of my class back. This year we are doing a cluster grouping and I was given the gifted class. I have 8 identified gifted students and then the rest of my class is made up of average and low. We found out yesterday that two students identified are not in my class and have to be moved and I have to move two out. Here is my problem, I have one teacher who I feel is trying to get me to fail. She has made comments about my classroom management, about how SHE should have been the gifted teacher, she didn't understand why it went to a first year etc. I have a huge group of boys 17 and the two students I am getting are boys. My class is constantly vying for the class clown position and several of my boys are on behavior action plans and its the 3rd week of school. There is one boy who I think if he moved out of my classroom would do so much better and she is refusing to take him. He is known for giving first year teachers hard times and was moved out of the 3rd grade first year teachers classroom last year for it. She says he had a conflict with a student in her class, yet there is no documentation that says they can't be together. Instead she wants to take a girl who has excellent behavior which would leave me with only 8 girls.There is a lot more background but I am just not so sure what to do in this situation. The principal is aware of her comments because other teachers who have heard her have told him and he pulled me aside to talk to me.