I will be approaching the principal tomorrow about this position. This is my second year being a para and have previous teaching experience (before my son was born). I had a chat with the AP about a month ago. She advised me to continue job searching throughout the year and that she was sure that my P would give me a recommendation. My concern is that I have heard numerous times "we'd be lost without you". I am confident that I am good at my job, however, I'm afraid that they will not want to replace me with another para. The transfer deadline is Nov 22. I'm hoping nobody within the district would want to leave an already established classroom. Wish me luck!