I'm a first year teacher. Don't get me wrong I think my teaching team is great although there have been differences from time to time. Sometimes I feel like I get suckered or stuck with doing certain things. I was the one who had to represent our grade level at the last PTA program. I am single and have no children of my own. Everyone else had a family related reason why they couldn't attend. A general ed teacher is needed at an ARD this week and surprise surprise I'm going to that too. We received an initital email asking for a volunteer then everyone started replying with excuses for it. I realize I don't have as much experience as others, and I don't want this post to sound like I'm complaning about my job. Any other new teachers feel they get magically "volunteered" for doing things?