I have a long and crazy education story from today.
The 26 year old at work is still being crazy. I don't think about her anymore. She was at a meeting I attended today though so I guess I can give an update/drama story.
The meeting was with our director. After we were dismissed, a bunch of people stood around afterward to get a moment with the director. She and her work best friend, a tiny dude that looks like Jeffrey Dahmer, stood around too. They were ahead of one other guy and me to talk to the boss. When she got to the boss, he said "maybe we should sit-down for this." And they all sat down.
I listened to bit and pieces of it from across the room while I waited my turn. Something about one of her kids being creepy, and looking up dangerous stuff in class and yadda. The boss, who I very highly respect, mentions the word "radicalized." Something like "he is clearly radicalized" (???) At least I hope this was a kid she was talking about. Anyway, she mentions how she "doesn't feel safe" and had to have Jeffrey Dahmer walk her to the meeting. She also mentioned she wrote an email to the local head of the union I am close with. And she must have emailed the boss she was talking to also if he knew what she wanted to talk about.¹
Anyway, she started crying. At that point, the other guy and me put on our coats and left together.
School started September 6th. It is Nov. 17th. In the 3ish months we have been in school she needed to go to the director twice, once to get her classroom moved down the hall because she made another teacher cry and now this. This is just the stuff that I know about. Who knows what else is going on. I don't get how you can create that much interpersonal drama. Over the summer she also made a report about something a kid said and it was a big deal.² It feels slightly like I dodge a bullet.
She roped the guy teacher friend into sitting with the boss to provide emotional support and witness to her probably totally unnecessary drama. If I had managed to steal her away from her man, I would be the one sitting with the boss going over that bullshit when I instead wanted to talk about a curriculum writing project today.
"He was listening to very scary music.
Macbeth heard it too and said it was definitely Arabic." 5 minutes later
"Macbeth, how is the 9/11 project going?"
This girl does the exact opposite of my work MO of being everyone's friend and creating no paperwork. It wouldn't be professionally smart to fight this girl's endless battles. I have worked very hard to build up good will capital. It would be a waste to spend it on her. I am staying away from her as much as I can. I don't need her "feeling unsafe" or whatever with me and sending emails.
"Macbeth, I was looking through my old emails and found an email from a teacher made in 2025. She said you dicked her down during summer school 2023 and then turned the other teachers against her when she wouldn't let you dick her down again. Please remind me how that all went."
¹ Unnecessary paper trail. The SOP is to email a guidance instead of going to the directors. You aren't supposed to email the union head either. You are supposed to go to your local union rep before escalating things to head of the union unless
you are close with the union and literally leadership like me. She is opposite of close with the union head. (She disagreed with him at a meeting about a statewide initiative. Then she never went to any union events afterward. But she still emailed the union head for help.) She could have emailed her vice principal but she might have a bad relationship with him since literally last week he needed to talk to her about sharing her room after school because there was no more space in detention. She got angry when the detention people tried to put kids in her room and eventually the VP needed to go talk to her and explain that the kids are going into the damn room. The VP's secretary, the gatekeepers to the VPs, probably doesn't like her either since the secretary is best friends with the other secretary she didn't have a good relationship with either. The two secretaries literally drive in together. A really bad show.
² Don't engage the teens in conversation or take an interest in their lives if you are the type of person who feels the need to report stuff.