I existing para pro was moved into my classroom. She likes recognition and places herself in the limelight. She likes to be the first to tell new information. She also will bring and carry a tale. She will give academic information to parents without my approval. I have felt for a few weeks that she may be causing problems for me. I recently had this confirmed. Seems the para has talked negatively to other teachers a new VP and even my coworker. (Same position higher grades. ) I have confronted her about two lies earlier in the year. I have not confronted her about the new gossip which is unfounded. I have been at the school for 2 years. I love my position and do not want to lose this position over untrue gossip. Should I contact my union rep or is there a way to dispel harmful gossip among women in a school situation? I just want to add. Parapro has some college but no degree and wants to move to the new school with the VP and become a reading specialist. She thinks she will be able to do this without any classroom teaching.