I've been a lurker for a long while, but finally need opinions on something so thank you in advance if you offer your opinion. I teach in a team of three. One partner is always wonderful, the other is the "boss" of our team and is sometimes very moody. She is just naturally strong-willed and it is easier to let her be so we all get along. I'm the newest to the team and I normally love being a part of the team and felt like we worked well together. I've never done anything to oppose them or disrespect them because I really do have the highest respect for them. They have always seemed like they enjoyed me joining their team (3 years ago). However, yesterday, the two of them decided to go to our principal with concerns about our students and left me out. The meeting was crucial to how we are about to embark on teaching our kids and that includes my class. I was not included in the conversation that led up to this meeting and do not feel like my views were represented at the meeting. (Also, what does my principal think of me NOT being involved in this meeting?) To say the least, I was hurt beyond belief! I was outside the door of the office when they came out and told them I would like to have been included in this meeting. One partner was horrified and apologetic, she truly looked like she never thought about how I would feel and didn't mean to hurt me. The other was making excuses, "didn't want to gang up on the principal" to which I said, "All you had to do was tell me that and I would have understood." In any event, how do we move on from here? I'm still so hurt I'm sick about it. I don't know how I'll ever feel like a part of the team again. What about the professionalism of this? Was I wrong to tell them how I felt? (I will tell you I was in tears.) Should I have kept silent? I wasn't mean or ugly about it, I just said it quietly and we went to our rooms where we discussed it with just the three of us. There was no resolution and no apology from the "boss" of our team. Where do I go from here?