How Do I Deal With An Undermining Supervisor?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about under valued: My principal there constantly questions my role and my training. It is as though she has never seen my resume – but she has.

I work in a counselor/administrative position at two elementary schools. I have over 30 years of experience and a PhD. At one school, I am regarded as an expert and encouraged to use my skills to train teachers, collaborate with the administrative team, etc. At the other school, I appear to be merely a warm body used for menial things like escorting students to lunch. My district expects me to make systemic change at both schools but at the school where I am undervalued, I can make no inroads at all. My principal there constantly questions my role and my training. It is as though she has never seen my resume – but she has. I feel awful being treated this way and have no credibility with the teachers I am supposed to help supervise. I cannot quit this job. What would you advise?

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