I am having problems with my daughter’s teacher. These issues began in the fall during the “open house”, which happened about a month after the start of school. While visiting my daughter’s classroom during the “open house” the teacher approached me and began to complain about my daughter reading during her class and she said that my daughter’s grades weren’t all A’s, which they were, and that possibly my daughter should be moved to another class because the teacher felt that her personality and my daughter’s personality weren’t compatible.
During her little monologue her body language was very aggressive, it was like she waiting for me to flip out or act like a parent who thinks their kid does no wrong. Anyway, I explained to her that in previous years my daughter had been encouraged by her teachers to read because it kept her busy while they worked with the children who needed more help. However, I told her I understood how she felt and that I thought it was disrespectful for her to read while in her class and I would talk to her about it. She continued to act confrontational with me repeating the above monologue at least two more times and I kept reassuring her that I would talk to my daughter.
A few weeks after this my daughter and the other “gifted” kids returned from their “gifted” class a few minutes late and the teacher singled my daughter out for interrogation, embarrassing her in front of the other kids. The next week the gifted teacher let the kids out 5 minutes early and my daughter’s teacher was mad that they were back to class early. Again, she singled out my kid.
I had another encounter with her after my daughter’s Christmas program. I had wanted to take a picture of her before I left. At first she just ignored me while she yelled at the kids, with me standing right next to her. Then she turned to me with the most nasty look, I told her what I wanted, took the picture and left. I have no idea what this woman’s issue is with me, but I rub her the way for some reason.
This same crap has continued. It now seems to me that she doesn’t like the “gifted” kids and goes out of her way to ridicule them. I also found out that she had a lot of the “gifted” kids removed from her class prior to the start of the school year. So, it may be that her issue is more with the gifted kids than with just my daughter.
Obviously my daughter is upset and ISTP dad is upset and about to go “talk” with her and the principal. However, my daughter is afraid that she will be moved or that Dad will do something to embarrass her. So, if anyone has any ideas about how I can handle this situation with a minimum amount of drama I would appreciate your insight.