I often represent parents at IEP Team Meetings. Having attended literally hundreds over the years, in dozens and dozens of school districts, I am amazed at how there are certain personality types which keep appearing, in different clothes and under different names, in so many school districts. Now, keep in mind, I am brought in when there is a dispute serious enough that the parents have hired a special education attorney. Often, these characters are part of the problem.
Before sending the hate mail, please understand that I realize that this does not describe the majority of the public school professionals working with kids with disabilities. That being said, be wary of these IEP Team Members: