I'm a new teacher - first year special education and I want to stick with it. Unfortunately, my first year has not been strongly supported by my principal or the head of the department and I have been forced to turn in a letter of resignation effective at the end of my contract. I want to transfer somewhere else in the district but have been told by one person that since I was on a growth plan that I cannot. Another district person told me I could reapply with the district but she doubted I would get any offers. I'm filling out applications with districts I applied with before finding this job and don't know what to put on why I am leaving my other position? HELP! Also - can a principal be your mentor teacher? Can you be written up in the PDAS for students doing things in your class that apply to their accommodations and modifications if the principal doesn't know anything about your students and their special needs? Can you be told to teach on a certain grade level and not be provided with the proper materials to do so? Can you be told you have to have 90% of classroom time engagement by your students when they are special education students? I am totally lost and confused - HELP!