Yesterday was the first day of my new teaching job. It was an in-service day. Overall the day went great. Met several new teachers and the staff seems really nice. Here is why I am unsure and considering leaving at the end of the year already It is a charter school. The founder basically has nothing to do with the business but I have noticed he shows up around 3:00 every afternoon to "check" on things and talk to the principal. After all our trainings I was in my room organizing a few things when he came in with the principal and in the nicest way possible began to talk about all the things he didn't like in my room. (I have never been insulted in such a nice way before) He proceeded to go around my room and say "You are for sure a elementary school teacher, you have all this crap you don't need" He began opening my drawers and criticizing my drawer of tape, and my drawer of construction paper and folders. After it was all over and he left the principal suggested I have a "yard sale" and sell off the "extra" supplies I have to other teachers. After she left I purged a few things and gave a few teachers some stuff I could give up. I also made a pile of some things I am going to bring home on Monday when I go back in. What gets me is this school is in a poor neighborhood and most of the families can't buy folders, pencils exec. And we were told at the trainings to be conservative and don't ask for things we don't really need and print worksheets double sided. And here I bring my own stuff willing the save the school $ for paper and supplies and I am told I have to get rid of it. I am so confused and upset right now. He even told me that my tinny student library (1 shelf with books only 1 1/2 feet high and 3 ft wide) is a fire hazard. I hope he just meant the location and not that I have to get rid of my books for the students. I was going to let them borrow them because I know these kids don't have books at home. Afterwards I talked to one of the teachers about it and she came right out and said the guy is a jerk. I just hope he will see the room has less "stuff" and move on to someone else.