Long story - please someone read and give me your advice. A while back a teacher (another grade, another building) asked me one morning if I was the teacher that parent X was talking about on facebook. I told her I didn't know. She asked if it was true that I give spelling words on Monday and test on Wednesday. So...I went home that afternoon and looked up Facebook Mom. (I have facebook, just to stay connected with out-of-state relatives, old friends, etc. Mine is very tame and set with the highest privacy settings.) Apparently Facebook Mom doesn't have any privacy settings on because I'm not her friend, but I could see all of her stuff. From the first week of school, she has bad-mouthed me on facebook. She has never called my name, but she has said the name of the school and the grade. There are only 4 of us on my grade level and I am one of only two language arts teachers. This is a very small town (less than 1000 people in the city limits) so its not very hard for anyone to figure out who she is talking about. The things that she has posted about me are not true. (I do give spelling lists on Mondays, but I give the test the NEXT Wednesday - so he has 9 days to study, not 2. But she specificially said that I give them on Monday and the test on Wednesday. Several people responded to her to "get her," "take her to the school board," "what kind of teachers do we have nowdays," etc. She also claimed that one day he came home and told her that I said he took too long in the bathroom. (I caught him playing. He did take too long and I went to check on him and he was playing in the sink.) This child came to my grade two grade levels behind. (That's a whole other story that is being addressed with my principal!) I have told facebook mom all year that I'm very concerned about his reading. (I teach 3rd.) He was on a reading level that a first grader should be on at Christmas of first grade when he came to me. DIBELS and Discovery Ed have both consistently backed up my observations. We have 92 children in our grade. His score is the second from the bottom - number 91. So, yes, I'm very concerned! When report cards went out at christmas, he had all C's. (74 and below is an F.) He had a 75 in reading. She put on facebook "Teacher thinks my child is failing. He had all C's! I'm one proud mom! She ain't gonna fail my child when he has a C!" Again, she got about 20 responses urging her to "get me." Child is not a bad child. Not a discipline problem. BUT he doesn't pay attention, wants to talk, would rather do anything than schoolwork. I'm trying to push him because he is sitting on the fence between passing and failing. I'm not ever mean, but I do push him. So, one day this week she went to my principal. Told her that he comes home every day crying. Said that I make him stay in for all of recess every single day to punish him because he can't read. (NOTHING could be further from the truth! I have NEVER done that.) Said that everytime I see her I am telling her my concerns. (I thought I was supposed to??) Prince said she stayed for an hour. Now, she once again is on facebook saying that I mistreat her son and it will stop. That she had a meeting and she will have another one Monday. (We are all sitting down Monday to talk.) She called me "that stupid b----." Is this libel? Just any words of advice that anyone can give me would be great. Thanks!!