Yep, Shaina is kind of like that factory foreman [foreperson] few workers like, but have to obey and, at times, suck up to.
Now that my radar is up, there are hints that she may well be an extension of Mrs. Nix. She lingers for an extra minute after she’s done with the room. Maybe she’s congratulating herself for remembering to actually clean the place. But there is this uneasy silence and I try not to engage.
But this whole thing is just plain weird. And it sends me further into a protective shell. Which I make sure includes lots of peanut M & M’s. And my cell phone.
I’m not sure what’s more troubling—
—that our jobs as teachers could be daily affected by the perception of —euphemism alert!— ‘non-instructional staff’.
—that an administrator might actually feel the need to rely on a ‘non-instructional staff’ to keep tabs on us.