OK - so as I've posted before, I went through serious drama with my grade level this summer. At the very end of June our principal told us that we have to regroup our kids for reading and math so they will physically switch classes based on the academic level they enter with for this school year. I am really against this idea and it has just been weighing on me this summer. If the principal had told us in April, I would have seriously looked for another job. We had a meeting with just the teachers afterward and it got sooooo ugly, trying to work out the details of scheduling and procedures, we disagreed at every turn-they just weren't concerned with what's best for the kids-they are only 5 years old after all. Anyway, here's the new development - our principal just let us know he is resigning. I don't know yet who will take his place, our AP doesn't have a lot of experience so I don't think they will promote from within. Here's my question, do I go in and plead my case to try to be self-contained next year, which would make me enjoy this upcoming year so much more (if they agreed). Or will that make me look like I am not a team player and make a negative first impression? I know people are going through a lot more serious drama than this, but I thought I'd ask. Your advice means a lot to me- what would you do?