What are your thoughts on departmentalizing. I'd like to get pros and cons. I've been offered a few different jobs to take for next year and one is a grade where there's no departmentalizing (a grade I've taught previously) and another position is one grade up where I would just teach Reading/Writing. My concern is with it being a new school, I won't know my partner. I know it helps when you can mesh well with the other person. Then, teaching just 2 subjects is appealing…. Please give me your thoughts and experiences!