What To Do When a Parent Tries To Get You Fired


So for all you teachers or would-be teachers who have asked yourself the question, “What should I do if an angry parent of one of my students tries to get me fired?”,

I have the answer.

When a parent writes to your principal detailing 8 reasons why you’re an ineffective teacher, here’s what you do:

You slather on some bright fuchsia lipstick to put a little extra bounce back into your step


You make a chocolate pie.

(That is, of course, after you spend your prep hour crying and freaking out. Just to clarify.)

It also didn’t hurt that this little gem from my buddy Aristotle came to my mind:

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

So, although the weekend didn’t get off to the best start, a big THANK YOU to the Barruses for saving me with a way fun Pie Night!

Oh, and in case you’re worried, I am not being fired. Just FYI.