My last para has been gone for about a month--she found a teaching position. My new para was a data clerk has no experience with Pre-K. The kids will not listen to her, at all, and when I try to give her suggestions or talk about it, she makes excuse after excuse--saying the kids just don't behave, which is partially true. I have a very unique class this year and they are a handful. I need someone who will stay on top of them and make sure they are being safe (she hasn't been very observant, especially on the playground). I hate to go to my director, and was hoping that someone has some advice on how to respectfully approach the situation before I talk to anyone else in management.