I am an art teacher in an urban district and travel between buildings. The one building I actually have a room in, and naturally is the biggest room because of storage and messiness that comes along with an art class, so my room is used A LOT by community workers, teacher meetings etc. I can never track this down and my principal seems to care less when I bring this to her attention, but to all the classroom teachers, if you were using another teachers room would you..... leave stuff wrote on their board? leave the desks and chairs moved all over the place? have papers and sticky notes stuck on things and on the floor? food on the student work tables? food left on that teachers desk? food in the sinks? When I come into this buiding when I'm there every monday and wednesday there is always something! Even when I leave a nice note on the board that just says Please return all desks and chairs to where they belong. Thanks! Mrs. L and I put up a room arrangement of the tables and chair placements. It drives me up the wall and in some ways I feel it adds to the segregation that 'specials' teachers often get. Sometimes I get looked at like art, what, useless. Like I am not helping the student,s education, school environment etc. etc. I'm done ranting now. I guess I'm trying to stick up for all the specials out there!