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bad phone reference from an old co-teacher, looking for job
« on: November 05, 2014, 02:46:10 pm »
My recruiter just told me that when she called my old co-teacher from a school where I worked several years ago said I had a "bad attitude" and "I didn't complete my lesson plans," which is completely untrue as I worked diligently to complete them every day. We've had our differences and communication issues, but I thought I left the place on good terms. Additionally, she's given me positive phone references in the past including the one that got me my current job.

I'm currently in Korea and looking for a new position, and I have a solid reference from my current director with whom I have a great working relationship. However, since it's already on my resume and more schools will be calling her, I'm wondering what's the best way to proceed? Should I contact her in an attempt to straighten it out, or would that only make matters worse?