Hi everyone! This is my second year teaching, and my first year at my present school. Both years, I have been working as a special education co-teacher, although I'm also certified in my content area. I went into special education because I wanted to work with the students who have the greatest need. Some of the people who are close to me in my life have disabilities, and so I know the impact the people who work with those in need can make. However, after working as a co-teacher for two years, I've decided that I can make a bigger impact if I work as a regular ed teacher. I would also enjoy it a lot more. I'm sure I would get the co-teach classes, and I would be great working with a sped co-teacher. Everyone on the regular ed team that I work with right now loves me and has been pulling for me to come on board, talking me up to administration, etc. It is a big high school, and there will doubtless be several openings in my content area at the end of the year. We already know of one teacher retiring, one moving, and some who plan on switching schools. The question is, when and how should I tell my sped department chair that I want to move? One person told me I should have a conversation right away, but I feel like it would be awkward for the rest of the year. Someone else told me I should start dropping hints about loving certain aspects of my job and wishing I could spend more time on those. Except I see my chair so infrequently I can't think of how I would be able to say such things without it seeming phony and pretty obvious. Just need some feedback and thoughts from you all! Thanks so much for any comments you feel like sharing. :thanks: Thanks!