Band Booster volunteer coordinator (non-voting) who for the entire past year has done nothing but put down all of your decisions, to other parents.
She now wants to organize students to 'have a talk with me' about what are essentially her problems.
Last meeting before I made it to the room she spent her time talking crap about me to the other board members.
She has a very negative personality and a parent I spoke with called her a cancer. Every one knows she is a huge complainer.
She also last week sent me a text message that obviously was meant for someone else, and the text was just putting me down, AND the band. She realized it 4 hours later and apologized. twice.
Here's my next plan of action- schedule a meeting with her, where the point would be to
1. Let her vent.
2. Have a little honesty session with her about my perception of her behavior and how it is not constructive to our goals for the organization.
3. Tell her that if this pattern of action can not change-she doesn't have to love me but she can keep her mouth shut- that her son can participate from band but her interaction with the organization will become very limited.
I am also going to speak with my admin before I do anything, and make sure they are supportive.
So - again, what works for you when dealing with people like this/what have you tried that blew up in your face.
She also did nothing but complain about the person who was here before me.