So I had been traditionally applying then I decided to email schools even if they didn't have what I wanted advertised. Almost immediately after I did at one school, the principal called me about the posted SPED position but said they just had a 4th grade position open up. I wanted K-2 because I'm good with younger kids and no state testing is Win.Win.Win. However, I was open minded and went on the interview and the principal said they wanted to recommend me for hire. The thing is the position never posted and I have yet to hear from HR. Interview was on Friday. So School A - Interview. In district I wanted originally from teaching jump street. 4th grade, a state testing grade but I met the team and felt good and was told I would be recommend for hire after all my paperwork is looked over. School B- Interview for a 2nd grade position. I forgot to ask in the "do you have any questions for us" part if the position is self-contained. I won't do self-contained older than 1st grade. I haven't called HR back but I believe my message is them about this school. School C - called me today for an interview. I didn't apply but the principal said it was an inclusion position. Every district calls it different things but I don't want to co-teach and be the sped teacher bouncing from classrooms for 30-45 minute increments. I'm calling to get clarification. Same district as School B. But a much rougher area. School D- Same district as B&C but at an intermediate school and an exclusive reading teacher. I would still have to get them ready for state testing because both 5 and 6th grade have a reading section. I said I would like the position at school A but I've learned from here and last year to keep going until everything is signed. School A is the preferable district everyone tells me to wait for but Schools B-D's district is urban in demographics but I've only heard that it's really great to work for. This High Schools are really rough but that the district is surprisingly really good to employees. I know if I stick with School A I have the chance to move around if I want. They're good about transfers and moving employees if they request it. I'm not super nervous about state testing it's just one extra thing. I COULD love 4th grade. In my own mind I know from this year I really liked the 1st and 2nd graders. Thoughts? I'm still contracted with my own district and will resign when I get a formal offer. My district is just a no go at this point and I still have a month to resign without repercussions.