Yesterday we held easy child's transition IEP meeting before he attends high school next year. For those of you who don't know or remember, I work at the high school easy child will be attending. I know all of the teachers backwards and forwards. There is a Special Education teacher here that I have had problems with in the past. Well guess what? I found out yesterday that she will be my son's study skills teacher for the next 4 years! I am not looking forward to it. First of all, last year she got upset at me and yelled at me for doing nothing wrong. There were a few students up in the office using their cell phones. I have student helpers, and these kids were NOT mine. They belonged to the counseling department. She got very upset that they were using their phones during class time (rightfully so) but then she started yelling at me in front of everyone saying I should have noticed and made them put their phones away. The kids in question were not even in MY office, so how was I supposed to even see them on their phones. I explained to her that these kids were not attendance helpers, and that seemed to make her even more mad. I dropped it and moved on, but when I walked in to that room yesterday and saw her sitting there and introducing herself as my son's new teacher, I was not happy. This teacher is known for being rather loud mouthed and harsh with her kids. easy child is super shy and mellow. He gets anxiety being yelled at. I am not happy we will be stuck with her the next 4 years. Another thing that totally bothered me yesterday was the fact that she kept making fun of easy child's lack of social skills. By making fun, I mean saying comments the entire meeting like, "Hello, don't you ever talk? You really shouldn't talk so much C. You gotta learn to be more quiet." Of course easy child, being the Aspie he is, did not answer her and kept his eyes on his feet the entire time. I don't think her comments to my son were at all appropriate. You could tell poor easy child was completely embarrassed by her comments regarding his shyness and lack of social skills. If this is how she is going to treat him in class next year, around his peers, none the less, you can bet this mama bear is going to make waves. Normally I am the shyest, most agreeable person you will ever meet. But if somebody messes with one of my kids, watch out! I hope the next four years of high school will go relatively smoothly and I won't be dealing with this teacher much.