Hi all, I've been looking for Special Ed. openings in my area for almost 2 months now-ever since I was bumped due to budget cuts. I've not had much luck finding openings to apply to and have been VERY frustrated. Recently, I found 3 positions to apply to. In the last week, I've received 2 e-mail rejection letters from the districts. I am totally lost and blown away by this. I didn't even get selected for interviews!! I have over 7 years experience in my own classrooms in both self-contained and resource positions. I have all the requirements, and then some. I'm 2 classes away from my Master's in Special Ed. I have more than 5 letters of recommendation and great evaluations. How was I not even selected for an interview?? I can take rejection if I was interviewed and blew it, or there were just great candidates up against me. However, I can't even wrap my mind around this! My question is this: Can I or should I respond to this rejection e-mail and inquire as to why I wasn't even selected to interview? Has anyone else run up against stuff like this? What did you do? I feel like such a loser. I've never had trouble like this before, and so I guess I'm in a bit of shock. I'm worried that this is going to keep happening and don't know the reason. Hoping for advice on this. When I got the last message this afternoon, I wanted to write that woman back so bad and let her have it! Then, I took a deep breath and decided to ask you guys what your thoughts/experiences were! Yeah, I'm a bit frustrated... Thanks in advance!