I am a certified special education teacher working as a special ed. para. I am trying to be a chemistry teacher by taking chemistry classes for an authorization. How do I get noticed? I am not a very popular staff member because I am quiet and I do not belong to the clique of special ed. teachers and paras at our school. I am really just average. I wanted to help with first aid at school safety drills but the other paras who are part of the clique became angry about it. I feel my options at this school are limited. Who do I go to for a recommendation letter? I am afraid no one will give me one.