I’m already dreading next year

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  1. Bella2010

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    I’m absolutely miserable in my current position. M-i-s-e-r-a-b-l-e. There were three positions open in my district that I’m qualified to teach and asked to be moved to, but they hired from the outside for all three. I’m bummed. And, TBH, I’m a little irritated. I’ve been in this district for almost 6 years, and I don’t feel like I was even considered for those positions. :mad:

    Just needed a little vent to start the summer.
     
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  3. JimG

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    I’m sorry... Besides being passed over for the transfers, why are you miserable at your current position?
     
  4. Bella2010

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    I’m in special ed, and it’s not where I’m meant to be. It would be fine if it was a resource room type thing, but it’s not. I have severely non-verbal autistic, ID, and SLD all in one room. I don’t mean all day, there are times when they all overlap due to scheduling, and it just doesn’t work and is not fair to the kids. I’ve had to send my SLD kids back to their room during their assigned time because an ID or autistic student was having a meltdown. I’m tired and exhausted of working my butt off to make sure all my kids get what they need, but it just fails. It fails my students, and my old child is beginning to suffer as a result, and I just can’t handle that. :(
     
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    Ah this explains everything! The other positions were probably much easier to fill than your special ed position. You will probably need to look out of district if you want a different type of position as your district has made it clear that they only have eyes for your special ed certification.
     
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    I’ve got three words for you:

    leave of absence

    By any means necessary.
     
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  7. whizkid

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    Aren't we all.
     
  8. futuremathsprof

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    Lol!
     
  9. Master Pre-K

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    From now on, I will only apply for 10 month positions. Year round Head Start allows the 5 year olds to stay until they enroll in Kdg.

    I will make it clear that if any child attempts to hurt me, I will document it, redirect and then remove him/her from my room. If there is no plan for a one-on-one aide to shadow this child, or their schedule is not reduced to 1/2 days, I’m leaving.

    If I can’t find a decent program, I’ll become a sub for a for-profit agency, so it won’t affect my social security benefits. Because I can’t get ss if I have any state teacher’s retirement credits.
     
  10. whizkid

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    That is insane.
     
  11. Leaborb192

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    But if you are an applicant with SPED, every district may only see your SPED cert and nothing else. It's a very tricky thing. I knew a girl who applied and INTERVIEWED for a Kinder position in our district and they ended up derailing the interview and wanted to hire her for a SPED position (which she hadn't even applied for.) They talked about salary, benefits, etc. She ended up rejecting the job offer. But the point is: if they see SPED, that's probably all they'll see. That's something to consider when selecting majors/ cert areas.
     
  12. bella84

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    I understand that this is true sometimes and in some areas, but it's definitely not true all over. In this area, there are many people who have a sped cert but work in gen ed, myself included. Becoming certified in sped doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be stuck in it forever.
     
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    True and I'm sure in some places it actually gives you an advantage over another candidate. But I feel in some areas (probably rural) if they really can't find a SPED teacher, that's probably all they see even if you have multiple certs.
     

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