I have been teaching a SPED class in a private school for several years now. The group I have had the longest are graduating to high school this year. I mentioned to the P that I would really miss this group of students and wish that I could keep them another year. To my surprise, the P said that they wanted to pilot a new 9th grade class and weren't sure I would have agreed to teach it. Absolutely I would teach it! So now I am doing my research to get a 9th grade program going. Just wanted to share my happy surprise.