Hello, I am currently close to finishing my second year of teaching. I have been a general education teacher both years of teaching. My first year at a private school did not provide sped services. The only thing they allowed was giving kids opportunities to take a quiz or test in a different room if needed. My current position at a public school is the closest to having sped experience. I have followed IEPS and sat in on a few 504 meetings (I know 504 is not classified as sped though). Anyways, I am certified in all grade levels of sped. I always hear sped is a high needs area, but I have not been able to land a sped position in two years after many sped interviews; I have only been offered general education positions. My private school principal and mentor wrote me recommendation letters stating that I would be a great fit as a special education teacher because I am able to connect well with low performing students and students with behavior issues. I do not think any of the principals even bothered to read them because the letters were pretty long. Hopefully this coming school year, I can get my foot in the door to a sped teaching position. I would love to have a co-teach or a resource position.