I'm looking for a little guidance. I'm new to the elementary at-risk roll. I've taught K for 7 years and 1st for 1 year, so being out of the classroom has been a huge change that I'm not sure I like. However, I think most of my dislike comes from the lack of organization at my school. We are a quickly growing district, one of the fastest in the state, and I still think we are trying to function as a small district. If I had to pick 3 problems it would be that no one communicates, our administration is...I can't even describe it, and everyone thinks they know everything. I would like to know a few things about your programs: 1. How is your program set up? How do kids enter/exit? 2. How do you decide which kids to take? What types of testing/data is used? 3. How long did it take you to get students at the beginning of the school year? How often do your groups change? 4. What are classroom teachers responsible for? Do they have to provide data or an intervention? My position is new and I had ZERO guidance getting started. They couldn't even really give me a job description! I have never disliked a job...but I utterly HATE my job and the district I work in. This hurts a lot because I love teaching and I feel that just slipping away! I'm just trying to survive right now and am hoping that hearing about other systems will help me to know if I am on the right track or completely off base.