I get the "she's a snob" feeling sometimes, but it's really only from people who don't know me. And since I've been here forever, as has most of the faculty, they know me by now. I don't really understand why some call me intimidating. Like you, Ms. Jasztal, and like many others on here, I know my "stuff" and I'm good at what I do. I take teaching seriously, and am willing to put a lot of effort into constantly improving. If that's intimidating to some, then my feeling is that they can "step up to the plate". I'm not excusing myself or toning down what I do and what I know to anyone to make them feel better. Luckily, I work with a lot of people who are the same way in terms of knowing what they are doing. We have a high level of free and reduced lunch and still manage to stay at the top of the county on test scores. There is a ton of respect for each other at this school.