I have been working at this preschool for a few weeks now. The director and I do not have a good relationship with each other. However, I have done nothing to warrant the treatment I get from her on a daily basis. So on Thursday of last week, it was announced that there was a mandatory staff meeting. I had no problem with this until this past weekend. The website that my college uses for online courses basically shut down for the whole weekend and the holiday to repair glitches. In addition, there has a been a forewarning announcement from the site that there will be another system shutdown for this coming weekend to fix more glitches and incompatibility issues. So one of my professors sends out an email says that he wants a particular project to be complete by this Wednesday and he will have the grades submitted by Friday. I am only in my second week of the semester, but this project is worth a lot of points. So only have today and tomorrow to do it. I told my boss that I couldn't make it to the meeting because I had to complete this project. She said that I had to come or I would be written up. There are other people who will not be coming to the meeting and she told them that she would go over the information with them when they got back. However, she refuses to give me the same courtesy. Before I got this job, I made sure that I let her and everyone else know that my schooling is my main concern. She told me that my schooling isn't important as my job. I have been working on this degree for four years and my internship and graduation is a few months away. I have sunken thousands of dollars and time into this degree. I have a good GPA and I refuse to rush more than I have to about this project and get a bad grade. So I told her that I will take the write-up because my schooling is important to me. This is very serious to me because I have never been written up before in my life. Not at work or even back when I went to school as a child. The more and more I think about it, I can't believe this is happening. There are plenty of people at my job who are working on their degrees and she accomodates them left and right especially for meetings, but I am the one who gets punished because of something that is out of my control? She told others who weren't coming that the meeting wasn't very important. Just formalities she said, but she turns around and tells me that it is important and I have to be there or I will be punished accordingly. One of the people who won't be coming to the meeting is my co-teacher, so it's not like the important is relevant to my classroom in particular. She talked down to me in a very condescending tone as if I was a two-year-old or something. Tomorrow, I am going to talk to her and I have decided that when she does write me up, I will write my statement but I will refuse to sign the document because that would mean that I am admitting that I did something wrong and I have done nothing wrong. At this point, I don't care if I am terminated for insubordination because my schooling is more important. I am never late to work. I am always early. I always clock in early when they need me, which is all of the time. I always go out of my way to help everyone with anything they need. I always stay late if needed when no one else will. Am I doing the right thing?