I am into my third year of being a resource specialist in the same high school. Every year I am placed in new subjects and with new teachers. This year for instance, I co-teach in 10th grade english, American Lit, U.S. History and for the first time, I have my own class -An applied social science class for students not earning a high school diploma. I have a shy personality, and am really not enjoying co-teaching. I struggle with getting my ideas out there, and even finding time to meet with co-teachers. I am very uncomfortable in my classes, and feel unwelcome.I have in a way given up on it, this year, and am just in each class being supportive and monitoring. I think I want to get out of special ed, but not yet ready to go back to school for a single subject cred. I feel if I'm doing lesson plans and am being forced to do all these different subjects,(last year, I co-taught in science) on top of trying to do IEP's and be there for my caseload, then I just want to do the lesson plans and teacher one subject - social science. Co-teaching seems to be the way it is in my district what other opportunities do you have at your high schools? I need to be a special education teacher in a non-co-teacher atmosphere, or just get out of special ed.