Hello. I am currently in my 11 year of teaching and just started at a new district this year because it is closer to home. Anyway, on Wednesday, I was asked to stop by the principal's office because he wanted to run something by be. Turns out, 7 parents have called and complained about me in the last month. Out of the 7, only one parent actually contacted me. He gave me a copy of his notes and has a few questions that I am suppose to respond to in writing over break. It doesn't say that it's an improvement plan, but it sure feels like it. In the meeting he seemed supportive, but with a new district/admin I'm just not sure (eval in October was fine). In 11 years, nothing like this has happened to me before. I'm so hurt that none of these parents talked to me first. Most of the issues seemed to be centered on communication. I assigned a project that was due several weeks out. I gave my HALE students a different due date because they were not going to be in class that day and instead in a HALE pull out (this was given to those students in writing). Two students approached me about extenuating circumstances and I gave them extended time. So then, the rumor mill gets started and nobody knows when the project is due. I tried to be accommodating to all learners, but it seemed to have backfired. He suggested sending out a weekly email to parents about what is happening in my class and CC'ing him on it so he is in the loop. This is fine. I already post homework on the homework calendar, so no big deal. I just feel really crappy and that parents are trying to run me out. I'm wondering if I need to be worried about my job. Thanks for reading! Thoughts/suggestions?