Your message about your week is so heart-rending! I know you are giving it
your all, in the face of art-on-a-cart! There are some times when things
happen that are beyond our control, yet are still considered our
responsibility. It isn't fair, but it's the way it is.
After a pile-up of this much intentional and unintentional abuse, you just
gotta laugh at the universe, know that you are doing the best you can, and
be good to yourself.
My hat is off to you for the job you do!!
From: Ann Carolan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 3:58 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
I just got an email from one of the teacher's whose room I am forced to
use a la carte. He is a very neat person, which I respect, however he
wrote me a very nasty note about how "paper was on the floor" and
something was "moved in his desk". I never let the kids leave until I've
inspected the room. He said one of his boyscout projects was vandalized,
but didn't say when. We haven't been in there for 3 days because it's a
science lab and another class was using it. Today was the first day back.
I am so upset that I have to take this verbal degradation periodically
because of a situation I really have no control over. I told him it was
OUR room, not HIS and that students are not dismissed until their areas
are cleaned, but I must admit I can never come up to his level of
perfection. What do I do. I'm sure he's bad mouthing me all over the
place. And to boot it's my fault his kid has a C in reading and of course
he's such a little genius even if he didn't turn in his homework.