I apologize if this comes off as too sensitive. Please take the time to read. A year ago, I suffered a painful divorce and a terrible bout of depression which left me hospitalized and needing to take a medical leave of absence from my school where I had taught K for the past 3 years. I relocated down south to be closer to family, as family is always the best supporter. I took a job teaching 1st grade at a school and was very anxious to start. I was in a new community with no friends yet ~ was just myself and fiance. I was in a happy place. I hve a wonderful therapist, am on a medication that eases my depression. I am very spiritual person ~ which in turn helps me to be a bubbly person. I am very happy, eager to help, etc. My "grade team coordinator" is a bit different ~ a bit bossy, intimidating and very matter-of-fact. There were times I would go to happy hour with her and the other girls in the wing. There are 3 first grade teachers, all women all 28ish. Some mornings I would bring both girls coffee. I always ask how I can help, what procedures are, as I am new. I even went to her house for her birthday party (the fact that this woman is 28 and holding her own birthday party is an entirely different issue ). It's been stressful this week ~ as next week is the last week of school ~ lots to do... We all have things to do to get ready for the end of the year. I am new to the school so naturally I have lots of questions. I am possibly retaining a child ~ but it's a tough decision as any would be ~ and on Monday night I called my co-worker and asked her for some advise on the matter. We spoke for about 6 minutes and it was a fine conversation. This afternoon (Friday) she came into my classroom and prefaced our conversation with (I know you're a very sensitive person... and I do not want to hurt your feelings... but..)... And basically told me that my cheerfulness stresses her out ~ that when I call her at home it stresses her out ~ and that she just wants to keep things professional with me. Needless to say, I was quite shocked. She asked if I understood where she was coming from and I said I didn't, but perhaps it would help if our principal was there to mediate. Our principal came in and my coworker again repeated how she is friendlier w/ the other 1st grade teacher and did not want that same relationship with me. I was crying because, well, that is just how I react to being told that I was not someone's friend. The coworker left, after telling me to have a nice weekend, and the principal asked me to stay and talk with her. We talked for awhile and she made me feel happier and talked about different personalities and what not. I have 10 days of school left. I have no idea how to react to this situation... What to do on Monday. On one hand there's the "be a bigger person" attitude, which would make me feel like I should go in to work on Monday as my usual cheerful self. But then again, I think what she did was unnecessary and hurtful. I really don't have anything to say to her. Not because I wish to be mean or spiteful... but because I just don't want to be around her. Thank you for reading this. Any advice/comments/thoughts would be appreciated.