Hello! I have a situation with a co-worker that I would like to get some two cents on... I share a classroom with a teacher that I like, but I find her to be a "spotlighter". She is an excellent teacher, a few years younger than me, but can be so exhausting. She is constantly texting me with new ideas and always want to share resources. I believe and collaborating with teachers with new ideas. Still, it's also the middle of July, we're both finishing teaching summer school together, and I just want some time to recharge and not think about school so I can brace myself for what will probably be the most stressful school year of our lives. I call this co-worker a spotlighter because she continually has to broadcast what she is doing on social media, and always makes sure that our admin sees what she is doing. I think she wants to do right by the kids but rubs me the wrong way how she always has to make sure admin sees her doing it. I am by no means a lazy teacher. I care about my kids, and I care about my job, I just believe in having a balance between my home life and personal life. My classroom might not be the most Pinterest appealing, and all of my lessons might not be over the top, but I care about doing my job and do what I can within my means. I had a rough beginning to my career, and it nearly killed me. Oh, so that's why I'm a firm believer in that balance. This colleague also coaches three seasons, is going to grad school oh, and has taken on running a student organization in our school. As a slightly older colleague with a few more years of teaching under my belt than her, I've gently warned her that if she's not careful she's going to end up burning out real bad. I also feel like I am steamrolled sometimes by this colleague. I genuinely believe that she means well, but she also wants all the glory and for everyone to see what a fantastic teacher she is. We teach the same program, and we share a classroom. She's in there two class periods a day, and I'm in there for the rest of the day. She will sometimes sit in the room while I'm teaching, and she's on planning, and I've had to have a few conversations with her about not jumping in and taking over my class. She also didn't use to include me in things, and there was a lack of communication between us. She's gotten much better about that, but the problem is she's over including now with the constant bombarding of new ideas. I hope this above post makes sense. I do like the person, but she is so exhausting. I also want to collaborate with her, but I think our difference in personalities makes it difficult. I am by no means a spotlighter. Like I said earlier, I was burned badly during my first few years of teaching, so I believe in keeping to myself and doing my job; if an admin sees, great, if not, I know I'm doing my job. I would appreciate any stories about people who have been in similar situations and any advice you might have.