I just started a job last month for my first teaching job. We were asked to turn in a survey on whether or not we were returning and I replied that I wasn't going to be returning for the next school year. The students really love me there and I'm having a great time but I wanted to teach a higher level than 8th grade math. I felt bad because the school was really welcoming to me and I think they were expecting me to come back. That said, I wanted to teach Calculus or at the very least Pre-Cal. I'm asking this because at the school I student taught at, there was a teacher who was placed in Geometry with a couple of Pre-AP sections and she only wanted to teach Algebra I. She didn't like how nosy Pre-AP parents were and she just wasn't "good" at Geometry in general. But at the beginning of the year the principal said that's what you're teaching at that's that. She flat out refused to teach, for example she would sit in a corner and stare at the class not teaching them anything. This went along for 3 months before the principal bent and switched some classes and teachers around to let her get what she wanted. Obviously I know that is one of the worst ways to go about it. I've also heard that seniority gives you the opportunity to teach those classes but as a new teacher I can't use that. How should I go about this during hiring season?