It's happening to me. At first I was dumbfounded. But I've had time to process and I'm doing much better. Every certified teacher has to reapply and interview with a panel to get rehired. My school is public and next year we have been approved to "go magnet." I think the district wants to weed out the candidates that aren't cut out for it. Realistically speaking, it's going to require more after-hours commitment in the form of meetings and parent nights. It's also going to require a LOT of collaboration. Our magnet program is going to have a large emphasis on bilingual/Spanish (I won't have to worry about that aspect), technology, global awareness, student collaboration and problem solving. The model we will be adopting is called IB. I have never heard of IB until the magnet program was announced. http://www.ibo.org/ Thankfully (and this was a massive relief) we are all guaranteed a position elsewhere in the district if we either don't make the 'cut' or decide magnet isn't for us. Granted, the position could be anywhere/any grade, but it's something! After much reflection, I'm 99% sure I plan to interview. The only trepidation I have right now is my current team. I like all of my teammates, but we don't work together at all! It's so frustrating! Their idea of "team planning" is running off an extra blackline and putting a copy in everyone's box. A lot of that has to do with the size of my team. There's 7 of us, so it can be tricky to find the time to get together. So anyway, I'd like to hear from others that have either made a magnet transition (and lived to tell about it) or otherwise had to be re-hired for the same position.