So this is a rant... I just need someplace to do it because I'm beyond fed up. Long story short... I have had some major issues with the teacher I work with this year. I am a parapro in a self-contained classroom and am getting my masters is special education. The teacher I work with is only a couple of years older than me and to say we have had some issues this year is an understatement. She reprimands me in front of the kids, talks to the other parapros in a very friendly manner and looks at me like I'm an idiot when I say anything, and is never really even in the room teaching. We, the parapros, do all the lesson planning and instruction. Since it is the end of the year and this teacher is not coming back, it's gotten even worse. She misses at least once a week and sometimes takes two or three days off to use up her sick time. This puts a huge burden on us and although it's annoying, honestly the work atmosphere is much nicer without her there anyway. I have field experiences I have to complete for my grad program and the one I had this semester had to be in a kindergarten classroom (I work at a high school). I told my teacher about this in December and she agreed to let me take an extended lunch break on the days of the field and not take a lunch break on some days to make up for the hours I missed. No problem right? Wrong. She made some excuse up why I couldn't finish my field saying that me being gone put a "burden" on the classroom. This is probably because the teacher is out of the room literally all day and the parapros are having to lesson plan and instruct. Anyway, after a meeting with the teacher in which she attacked me and barely let me speak, we came to an agreement that I would only leave once a week instead of twice. I even went to my professor and got this okayed since I would not be able to meet the 30 hour field (I came up about 5 hours short because of this issue). So, things have been going well until this week. The teacher came to me this morning and said my timesheet had some discrepencies on it that the principal pointed out to her and that I needed to fix it. The teacher said something about me having to run to my house one day to change my contacts and put on glasses (I literally live less than one block from the school and it took me about ten minutes to do this) and that I needed to reflect this on my timesheet. I come in 10 minutes before my contracted time (I work 7:30-3:30, or 7 hours per day with an hour lunch) and frequently miss lunches because we are on a field trip. Before the teacher told me just to put 7:30-3:30 on the timesheet instead of the actual times because she didn't "have time" to add all the hours up herself. So, I've been doing what she told me and now she says the principal has an issue... I told her I wasn't sure what day I left to go take my contacts out and that I wasn't sure what to put on the timesheet. I went to speak with the principal after school to make sure I wasn't making any mistakes and the principal said she didn't reject the timesheet... the principal told me that the teacher actually was the one who emailed her saying I left for two hours one day and that I claimed those hours. WTH?!?! The day she is talking about is the last day I did my field experience. We talked about me doing my last visit at the school that day and how I would meet up with them on the field trip they would be on afterwards. We even planned on me picking up food for the teacher and the other para and they gave me their order so I could get the food before coming to meet up with them. Now she is emailing the principal saying I left for two hours? I frequently work without lunches since we take so many field trips. I also come in early to get the kids off of the bus. This is a long rant, sorry. I'm so ready for May 30th to get here! I am beyond fed up with this miserable person!