I'm totally devestated. Came in this morning for our second to last workday and I got an e-mail from our EC director wanting me to call her about my position. I know I'm safe because I just signed my contract for next year yesterday. Turns out that they are cutting an inclusion teacher at my building (huge surprise) and that since I'm the lowest man on the totem pole I'm the one who has to move. This makes three different schools in three years of teaching. Devestated can't even exactly describe how I feel. I'm SOOO happy here in my new building and love all my co-workers. I really feel like I'm an essential piece to the team. I've invested so much this year and have already began to start preparing for the incoming 6th graders. I've even met with a few of their parents! I've been crying all morning. I have a choice of three new positions: a split between the other middle school and high school, a full time inclusion position at the other middle school, or a full time inclusion position at the HS on the other side of the county. I wouldn't mind the middle school position, but it is at least 40 minutes from home versus the 25 minute commute I have now. I don't know what to do. Several of my coworkers are really upset at this desicion because there is an older teacher in my dept who has no clue what she's doing and they feel I would be the better person for the job. Right now I have a day or two to consider my options. The commute will be an issue for me. I am also getting very fed up with being shafted every year to different schools. I am considering e-mailing our head of human resources to see if there are going to be any positions availble in elementary or 6th grade next year and if there are to please keep me in mind. I would hate to have to leave Special Ed, but I need more stability. What do you guys think? Also our instructional facilitator said that he would speak to our head of Special Ed about me staying since he feels that I would be the best person for the job. There is also the possibility of a self-contained position being added to my building. I don't love self-contained, I pretty much hated it last year, but it might be my only other option.