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Ann, drama and art

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Riverrat (mselle)
Mon, 08 Feb 1999 14:53:02 -0500

Dear Ann, Thank you for letting me know the progress of your situation. I
admire your forebearance. I myself am still shakey when put to the test of
times like this. It helps tremendously that you are trained in conflict
resolution. What you need to get across to him is that this is not a whim
situation. It is his professional responsibility to deal respectfully with
this issue. He is not entitled professionally to shrug it off. If he
continues to do so, and you decide not to "pocket the insult", tell him you
have no alternative then to take it to the next level, to the highest level
if need be,i.e. the school board. Document every phase of the incident.
Since you have apologized, and have assessed the situation, you may wish,
as Gandhi sometimes did,to "pocket the insult", and use energies for
building bridges or battles deemed more important. Keep the faith. Conflict
resolution reeps rewards. Best wishes, Diane L.