Six years have passed from the days that I was sick to my stomach every day that I sent my 7-year-old into his classroom. I am still angry with the administrators that allowed that teacher to stay in the classroom for the 7-10 years prior to my son having her in second grade.
I was naively optimistic in believing that meetings with the teacher would lead to an improved classroom situation. I was extremely reluctant to file a complaint. I wasn’t so much afraid of retaliation as afraid that the teacher would not respond rationally. It sounds paranoid. All I can say is my feelings and emotions were real.
My goal is to share my experience, not the teacher’s. I know some of the teacher’s story, but my empathy lasted only a little while. I needed to protect my child. I did not start the complaint process until May 2006.