In any case, before making assumptions and drawing conclusions, talk with the teacher about your concerns, says Debbie Donovan, principal at Wampatuck Elementary in Scituate.
" Good school systems recognize that they are a service organization, " says Donovan
." It could just be an oversight."
If after discussing it with the teacher, you still feel you're not as involved in the classroom as much as you'd like, speak with the principal, suggests Donovan
says that's something many parents avoid because they don't want ‘bother' the principal or get a teacher ‘in trouble'.
" Partnerships take time to grow, " says Donovan
, who believes every school has a culture with a tone set by the principal." This is my job, " says Donovan
." Bother me. "