I have been wanting to get out of sped and into reading intervention for awhile now. The problem is, apparently everyone else has the same idea. There are few jobs to begin with, and they are often filled internally. Last time my school had an opening, 5 of our classroom teachers applied for it. I looked all spring/summer last year and there literally wasn't a single opening to apply for, in 100+ schools. This year I've seen exactly 2 positions posted and finally got an interview for next week in what seems to be considered the "best" district in the city. That alone would be a big change for me as I currently work at a very low SES school and have only worked in this type of school for my entire career. If I got the job, it would offer better pay and presumably a much "easier" student population. Anyway, when the P called to offer me the interview, she said that the position would actually be intervention 4 days per week and that I would essentially be filling in for a specials teacher 1 day per week. Apparently the art teacher went down to .8 and I would be that "special" on Mondays. She said she didn't want this to be a big source of stress for me and that she wanted me to think of something I might be interested in doing that would be easy to plan and just modify slightly for the different grade levels, perhaps focused on literacy. She was very clear that I will NOT be teaching art. On the one hand, I really don't feel great about that part. I am worried about behaviors because I would be spending so little time with these classes (theoretically, I might see each class maybe 1-2x per month). I also can't think of anything that would really not be a huge extra burden, as it would involve planning and teaching 6 lessons/grade levels for that one day per week and would be unrelated to my job the rest of the week. The first thing I thought of was maybe a Spanish class (I'm not fluent, but I'm good enough to teach the basics), but that seems like a lot of work for K-5. On the other hand, an opportunity to both get into a "more stable" district and get into an intervention position will probably not present itself again. I really, really, want out of sped, especially with the way things are going in my district/state. Without writing a novel here, I believe that some time in the near future my current position will change to mostly or at least some push-in, which I absolutely hate and would be completely miserable doing. Given the choice between this weird "special" thing and pushing in, no contest I'll take the weird special thing any day. What would you think about this job? Any ideas for something easy and engaging that I could do for the Monday classes? They've already contacted my references, which tells me that they're serious about doing the interviews (and I'm not just a "filler" with the intention of hiring an internal candidate) and that they'll likely be making an offer soon after the interviews.